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Date posted: December 31st, 2017

Happy New Year one and all, from this warm and hospitable tent in the wilds of Nodtvedt Nunataks! Yes, we have rime and ice build up on our tent, but it’s still our home for the season. …Read more.

Happy New Year!!!

Date posted: December 31st, 2017

Happy New Year to you all!! We hope you had a great celebration with friends and loved ones. We certainly did! Antarctica decided that we needed to take this last day of the year off and blew extra hard winds with lots of snow around. …Read more.

New Year’s Eve + Jumble Puzzle

Date posted: December 31st, 2017

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone, Today was another tent day due to hazardous weather looming. To ring in the new year, we did a short hike up to the summit of the neighbouring nunatak. …Read more.

Day 15 adventure.

Date posted: December 30th, 2017

Day 15 in the deep field! And today was our most adventurous day yet. Today was also the day at which base-layer clothes were changed (in my case). 3 fresh new base-layers!!! …Read more.

Cooking with James: Episode 2 (Nunatak Pie)

Date posted: December 29th, 2017

Looking like a tent day today due mostly to poor lighting. So today, we bring you another “Cooking with James” episode base on last night’s meal. Fetch ice from the ice mine 200m away. …Read more.

More achondrites. And winds!

Date posted: December 29th, 2017

Today we woke up to blue blue skies and to 20+ knots howling winds. Again. Yesterday we took a few hours in the howling wind to prepare camp for our resupply mission that was scheduled for today. …Read more.

A windy day won’t keep the meteorite hunters away…

Date posted: December 28th, 2017

NĂždtvedt Nunatak is one cold, windy, place. The winds this morning were strong but we ventured to the blue ice regardless. With some oatmeal in our bellies (it’ll be oakmeal per Juliane once our dried fruit runs out in a couple days) and some convincing to wake “Sparky” up, off we went. …Read more.

A tent day in the life: morning

Date posted: December 27th, 2017

Another tent day. We’re not going out to collect our elusive extraterrestrial quarry on this the 28th December. Weather is not cooperating, so we have to make a day of it in our 7 x 7 foot home. …Read more.

Moraine Puzzle

Date posted: December 27th, 2017

Antarctica really got our memo and today we were greeted with sunshine, blue skies, and a moderate wind only. We uncovered our skidoos and prepped everything for a long 10 hour day in the field. …Read more.

Turning of the tides?

Date posted: December 27th, 2017

Have the tides turned? This morning started out a bit rough. Yesterday’s storm decided to bully “Sparky”. We all chipped in to dig it out of the snow and eventually freed it to get on with the day. …Read more.

Cross stitching and books…

Date posted: December 26th, 2017

Antarctica is clearly trying to give us a vacation, or trying to screw up my guess of the total meteorite count at the end of the season which I totally intended to win. …Read more.

Mentioning the Unmentionable

Date posted: December 25th, 2017

We are all human. Even in the Antarctic. We eat, we drink, we expend lots of energy. But what of those functions we don’t typically mention? At home, with you, you likely have running water, flushing toilets, and sanitation. …Read more.

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