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Finally moving to the next campsite

Date posted: December 30th, 2012

Tomoko Arai, Recon team, 30th December 2012, Szabo bluff
Today we moved to a new target site at last via the Twin Otter aircraft (see the picture). John and I left on the first flight and helped establish the new camp, whilst Joe and Katie stayed behind to clear up the old site. …Read more.

Finally the winds have dropped

Date posted: December 29th, 2012

Katie Joy、Recon Team, 29th December 2012, Graves Icefield
Woohoo – today was the first day since the 19th December (when we moved to this field camp site) that we have had relatively calm winds, without driving snow. …Read more.

A record day

Date posted: December 29th, 2012

Andrew Beck, December 29th, Larkman Nunatak
We collected 44 meteorites today, the most we have collected in a single day this year! Today’s collection site was the same as the previous few days, the youngest in a sequence of end moraines at the base of Larkman Nunatak. …Read more.

Christmas at Larkman Nunatak

Date posted: December 28th, 2012

Tom Sharp, Dec. 27
It was Christmas Eve for ANSMET G-058 and the wind was really blowing. You could hear the drifting snow hitting the side if the tent. I had trouble getting to sleep, listening to the constant sounds of small ice crystals impacting the tent next to my head. …Read more.

Refreshed hair for moving

Date posted: December 28th, 2012

Tomoko Arai, Recon team, 28th December 2012, South Graves icefield
Unfortunately, we are still stuck in the wind storm here. We have been here for ten days and could only go out to meteorite search for just a total of several hours! …Read more.

Recon team still stuck in our tents

Date posted: December 27th, 2012

Katie Joy、Recon Team, 27th December 2012, Graves Icefields
Predictably today the katabatic wind is still blowing hard from the south at about 30-35 knots preventing us from moving campsite to a new icefield, and once again we have been tentbound. …Read more.

Link to “Ask Me Anything” Reddit Session, Dec. 26 7-8pm EST

Date posted: December 26th, 2012

Systematic Team, Larkman Icefield, Antarctica
Here is the link to the Question and Answer session we will be hosting on Reddit later today from 7-8pm EST.
http://www.reddit.com/r/iama/comments/15h7yy
Looking forward to your questions!! …Read more.

Stop blowing !!!

Date posted: December 26th, 2012

Tomoko Arai, Recon team, 26th December 2012, South Graves icefield
Again, today the recon team were tent-bound, lying in our sleeping bags all day due to the strong katabatic wind storm that picked up in the night. …Read more.

“Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, Dec. 26 7pm EST

Date posted: December 26th, 2012

Systematic Team, Larkman Icefield, Antarctica
Thanks to all those following our activities here in Antarctica – by popular demand we’re going to do a question and answer session on Reddit. Tune in to the “Ask Me Anything” session from 7- 8 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Boxing Day (Dec. …Read more.

An Otter for Christmas

Date posted: December 26th, 2012

Stan Love Larkman Nunatak camp 2012 December 26
On the International Space Station, the arrival of any visiting vehicle is a big event. The same is true in a field camp in Antarctica. …Read more.

Christmas at the Mountains of Madness

Date posted: December 25th, 2012

Rob Coker, Larkman Nunatak, December 25, 2012
The public tale of the 2012-2013 ANSMET Expedition, funded by various Institutions interested in acquiring Knowledge for its own sake, has been told elsewhere, most prominently in our public wireless reports.   …Read more.

Christmas day with six meteorites!

Date posted: December 25th, 2012

Recon team, 25th December, 2012, South Graves Glacier
Happy Christmas! The wind and snow blowing dropped a little today allowing the recon team to get out for a few hours this Christmas afternoon at South Graves Icefield. …Read more.

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