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Behind the Scenes

“How did we blog from the field ?” The Darwin Glacier is so remote that modern ways of communication are no option – because there is no internet or cellphone reception available. In order to send messages to the outside … Continue reading

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Bye bye Antarctica

How could you finish such an incredible field season ? With a C-130 Hercules flight back to Christchurch ! After a sleepless night, we left Scott Base to Pegasus Airfield where the “Kiwi Herc” was already waiting for us. The … Continue reading

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Upside Down

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” The observation hill is located next to Scott Base. It is where the members of Captain Scott’s expedition, that stayed at Ross Island, looked out each day for … Continue reading

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Hello Mr. Jellyfish

Today we were able to have a look underneath the sea ice surrounding Scott Base. We would have never expected to see this amount of life just a couple of meters below our feet. Sea ice is just frozen ocean water, growing … Continue reading

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Back at Scott Base – Safe and Sound

We made it ! After short notice we finally got our flights back to civilization. It was great to see how quickly a camp can be dismantled when you know that there are two Twin Otters already on their way … Continue reading

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Build an Igloo : Check

Weather delayed we spent another day in our camp on the ice. While waiting for our flights back to Scott Base, we found some non-sciency experiments that kept us busy . What would you do if you could spend a … Continue reading

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Rest Day

Our Twin Otter flight back to Scott Base was cancelled in the early morning. Since the science part is done, we enjoyed a sleep in until lunchtime. As the sun came out from behind the clouds it became quite toasty … Continue reading

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The moment of truth

We left our instruments set up to the last moment on the glacier to record as long as possible. After 13 hours of collecting the 10 field stations we are now back at camp. Tonight we can finally find out … Continue reading

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Zero Impact

Antarctica embodies the last pure wilderness on Earth. Since the early polar explorers, it has been the stage of many endeavours and a place where heroes were born. But Antarctica is also a pristine and sensible environment full of natural … Continue reading

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