Category Archives: Priestley_2018

Where do we sleep ?

At Jang Bogo station we sleep in bunk-beds with four people sharing one room. In the field, we sleep in Scott Polar tents with pairs of two sharing one tent. This is not only because a “buddy system” is always … Continue reading

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Above the clouds – freedom is unlimited

Out of Jang Bogo, we operate with helicopters to deploy our instruments on the Priesley Glacier and to find a suitable campsite for our radar. The views from the cockpit are breath-taking, and remind us about the privilege to conduct … Continue reading

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Jang Bogo welcomes us

The team arrived at Jang Bogo station ! After a day of settling in, we made the best out of the blue sky and just returned from the second day trip to the glacier. We found a suitable location for … Continue reading

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Lifelines of Antarctica

These maps show the complete motion of ice throughout Antarctica. The colours represent the ice-flow speed, with areas in reds and yellows flowing the fastest. This velocity map shows you how floating ice-shelves are fed by a dense network of … Continue reading

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Let me introduce the team

‘Team work makes our Dream work” The members of our team need to cover all aspects of polar research. These range from scientific expertise and logistical know-how, to following the environmental code of practice and keeping everybody safe’n sound while … Continue reading

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Welcome aboard on flight “Deep Freeze”

How do we actually get to Antarctica ? Short answer – by plane, long answer – by leaving our normal lives behind and flying to planet Snowball. Entering a C-17, really  makes you feel like being an astronaut on his … Continue reading

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Antarctic Fashion

  What clothes do we wear in Antarctica ? We are fortunate enough to be equipped with ECW – Extreme Cold Weather gear from Antarctica New Zealand. Warm merino underwear, followed by comfy fleece pants and a sweater, a puffer … Continue reading

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Bird’s Nest or Cosy Corner ?

We are currently planning an exact location for our field camp, but this is very difficult in unknown terrain… On the one hand, we need to be able to ‘see’ the grounding-zone of the Priestley Glacier with our instruments, on … Continue reading

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The Action Plan

“With sufficient planning, you can almost eliminate adventure from an expedition.” -Roald Amundsen, 1911, the first to reach the South Pole. The area where ice gets in direct contact with the ocean water is called the grounding line. It is … Continue reading

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Preparations are in full swing

Soon we will be on our way: away from the daily routine, flying to Antarctica and experiencing something new. But how does the preparation phase of a polar expedition look like ? Science equipment, we will be using a suite … Continue reading

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