Category Archives: PCAS_2018

Can you dig it? Yes you can.

Today we dug snow pits, pulled ice cores and counted layers in the snow pack. This is important to measure snow accumulation at our campsite.   We also enjoyed a balmy evening and even a moment of sunbathing in Antarctica.

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Rocking out Castle Rock

Today we summited castle rock, with temperatures down to -20 degrees.   From the top we could see the open ocean with icebergs on the horizon, The Erebus Glacier Tongue cascading down into the Ross Sea, and in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Antarctica!

Greetings from our wonderful campsite from the McMurdo Ice-shelf. We pitched our tents and dug the kitchen, now we are enjoying dinner with stunning views of Mount Erebus. Bon Appétit!  

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“We’re leaving… on two Hägglunds”

Everything is packed and we are ready to head out to Windless Bight. In our equipment are 11 Scott Polar tents, 6 food boxes, 20 pee barrels, and a lot of spirit for adventure. We fit all our gear on 2 cubers, which are … Continue reading

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The “Sealathlon” and Antarctic Field Training

One key responsibility while we are in Antarctica is environmental monitoring. Today we climbed up Hillary’s track every two hours, and counted the seals which were laying on the ice at Scott Base. We would like to find out if … Continue reading

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Arrived at Scott Base – Safe and Sound

We made it to Antarctica! After an early 8am departure from Christchurch, we landed smoothly on the ice and arrived safely at Scott Base. The views from the plane were absolutely overwhelming – glacier covered mountains as far as the … Continue reading

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What should I wear today ? The kiwi spacesuit !

Finally it’s  time to get dressed up – our flight to Antarctica is soon. Temperatures at Scott Base are currently down to -16 °C or 3.2 °F, and this is even without the cooling effect of  wind… brrrrr… What to … Continue reading

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