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Training and preparation for Antarctic field work

Soon after arriving at Scott Base, we had dinner and were briefed about the base. The next few days involved long (12-14 hour) days of Antarctic Field Training (AFT), as well as science and camp preparation. This started with an … Continue reading

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Camp gossip

Having recently returned from the field, I thought I’d share some goings on from camping in Antarctica. Each of our camps were set-up the same. We had our main Polar Pyramid tent (for communal morning and evening cooking and warmth), … Continue reading

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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.”

I’ve landed in Antarctica, albeit 2 days late, and it’s a very pleasant -3 degrees C (with wind chill)! It might be Summer but this is warm. The sea ice runway which I landed on last year in the C17 is … Continue reading

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Life at Scott Base, Ross Island, Antarctica

It was a white out. However, after a 51-hour delay in Christchurch and then a noisy 6-hour flight in a US Air Force aircraft (a C-17 for the plane-spotters amongst you), we land on the sea ice by Ross Island. … Continue reading

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