Eric at South Pole on 24 Jan 2014. Amundsen-Scott station is in the background. The photo of me standing on my head doing my Atlas impersonation didn’t turn out, so I need to go back. It was relatively warm, -18 F, only a few degrees colder than Columbus, which was -11 F last night.
Wilson Nunatak GPS station maintenance, 01 Jan 2014. We stopped by here on the way back to Union Glacier after finishing work at Howard Nunataks earlier in the day.
Howard Nunataks GPS and seismic station maintenance, 01 Jan 2014.
The new GPS station installed at Pirrit Hills Antarctica on 30 Dec 2013.
We spent the day training how to rescue ourselves or someone else if they fall into a crevasse – especially important to brush up on this since we intend to install six new GPS stations this year and so will be exploring some new territory, not just visiting sites where we’ve been before. …
Trip to upgrade equipment at the Mt. Coates GPS station on 23 Dec 2013. We flew from McMurdo in a Bell 212 helicopter and returned after about five hours on site. Bell 212 helicopter, 36J, returns to Mt Coates to pick us up.
Rip’s comment about Malamutes got me thinking about how many dogs we would need and how long it would take to haul our ourselves, our equipment, and our fuel from McMurdo to Union Camp by dog sled (By the way, we have used dog sleds to reach a GPS station in Greenland). We have 22,000 …
Map showing our project’s GPS and seismic stations. I’ve drawn a red line around the area where we will be working in the next few weeks. Union Glacier Camp is shown by a red star over on the left. McMurdo Station, where I am now, is marked by a gray star at the bottom right …