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Days 10-11 Food Provisions

Fortune would be in a hard mood indeed if it allowed such a combination of knowledge, experience, ability and enthusiasm to achieve nothing. - Robert Falcon Scott The time has (hopefully) arrived for us to venture into the field.  For the last two days, however, our focus has been provisions -...

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Day 9

Sunday Dec. 9, 2018 Sundays in McMurdo are a relaxing and enjoyable day for all. For most of the staff and contractors here this is their only day off each week. Today we were able to catch a few extra z’s (Nobody tell John Schutt) and at 10 am enjoyed...

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Day 7 – Shakedown

The key to mission success is preparation and practice. Amundsen invested significant time and effort in preparing and testing himself, his equipment and his crew prior to attempting, and completing the greatest of all Antarctic achievements. Today, we left the comfort of McMurdo Station to conduct a “Shakedown” of...

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Day 6

December 6, 2018 Last evening was quite a spectacular and amazing experience. I went on tour of the pressure ridges, just off of the coast, near New Zealand’s Scott Base. Here the local sea ice contacts the thicker ice of the Ross Ice Shelf. The force of this interaction...

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Day 2 – The USAP CDC

Hey kids!  I know, I know. I didn’t blog last night. But I was tired. So tired. I slept well if you were wondering.  First things first, the most important meal of the day: Breakfast. Paul and Elena had quite the NZ experience for breakfast: Marmite. Elena says, “It is a...

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