Monthly Archives: December 2016

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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