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Captain Scott’s “Disco Hut”

The beginning of the 19th century is known as the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration, a time when humans first stepped their foot on the polar regions and heroes were born. The race to the South Pole was fought between … Continue reading

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Safari in Antarctica

What life is out there ? Today we went over to the nearby McMurdo station and spotted our first PENGUIN !!! Philip – the Adelie penguin – welcomed us at Hut Point. Until his best friend Steve – the Weddell seal – … Continue reading

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Midnight Sun in Antarctica

Geetings from a very stunning night at Hut Point. We just returned from a late-night whale-spotting session near Captain Scott’s Discovery Hut. We saw Adelie penguins, Weddell seals and even Minke whales in the opean water just in front of us … Continue reading

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Tiki-tour to a “Room with a view”

Today we went on a trip to “Room with a view” – an exposed viewpoint which is high above our camp site. From here we could see glaciers and crevasses on the slopes of Mt. Erebus. Personally, I was most excited about … Continue reading

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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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