Goodbye Antarctica!

January 31, 2019 Goodbye McMurdo! It was a wonderful last 2 months, but it’s definitely time to go home. After 3 delays, Jim, Sheridan and I boarded the first C-17 aircraft of 2019 and are on our way back to New Zealand. If all goes to plan, John and Brian...

Another brief update from McMurdo

Hi everyone,  Just got off the phone after talking to John in McMurdo again, and thought you'd appreciate some updates. Paul, Sheridan and Jim are scheduled to fly from McMurdo to Christchurch later today via C-17. Rumor has it Paul and Jim will both head straight home while Sheridan enjoys...

Short update from McMurdo

Hi,  it's about 8 pm east coast US time on Wednesday (23 January) as I write this.  I just got done with a pleasant half-hour catching up with John Schutt.  Here's the highlights..... -865 meteorites, give or take a few meteo-wrongs.  Awesome total, higher than expected. And a higher percentage...

January 23, 2019

Well, early this morning we received word that our flight out from David-Ward has been canceled for today. Jim, Brian R., Sheridan and I will be spending at least one more night here on the ice. We are still awaiting the actual reason behind why, but from the information...

And then there were 4…

Hello world! Yesterday, our first crew left Davis-Ward. Hunting season has officially ended. Elena, John, Hosie, and Ringo all said their goodbyes and boarded the plane back to McMurdo. I am sure by now, they are all showered and clean and have their laundry done. What a wonderful thing (that...

Stark and Sullen Solitudes

No person who has not spent a period of his life in those ‘stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole’ will understand fully what trees and flowers, sun-flecked turf and running streams mean to the soul of a man. ⁃Ernest Shackleton The numerous people who imagine that a long stay...

Thanks to all

As the weeks away from home keep piling up, I wanted to write a note about all those family and friends we left behind while fulfilling our ANSMET dreams. All of us are truly appreciative for your efforts; doing everything from taking care of our kids and pets to...

January 13

January 13, Another good day of meteorite recovery at Davis-Ward. We started off this morning driving head on into fairly strong winds and a temperature of -6 F. By lunch time the wind had almost stopped completely and not a cloud could be seen in the sky. Today we systematically...

Resupply – We are still alive

Hello world, Sheridan here. I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for reasons that don’t particularly need to be explained here. But I am back. Or at least for right now. Our resupply, originally scheduled for January 4th, moved to December 26th, and canceled for 13 days, finally made...

another update via satellite phone from the field

Hi everyone,  just got off the phone with Jim Karner who called me from the field.  It's that time of the year where what's happening next season can influence this season's final priorities, and in my role as "fearless leader/ old fart back home" they wanted my opinion.  Or...

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