Thank You and Goodbye from the ANSMET 2019-2020 Team

A big thank you goes out to all the families of the ANSMET members - we are extremely grateful that you supported us in participating in this crazy amazing expedition. Next, this journey would not be possible and safe without the help from many people on and off the...

We made it! ANSMET 2019-20 is off the ice.

Alex, Brian, Johnny and I all arrived in Christchurch early this morning and parted ways around 2:30 am. It was a long afternoon transporting to and waiting at the airport, as all the passengers were anxious to see if the flight would actually take off. When we walked across...

Quick Update: C-17 Take Two

The C-17 was being fixed all week and is back in action. We just got word that the plane took off from Christchurch and is heading our way. USAP is prioritizing passengers and trying to get as many people off continent, as fast as possible, so they pushed up...

Galley Tour and Alex’s Science Talk

Well, we’re still here. The flight yesterday got cancelled and a C-130 did take off this afternoon, but Alex, Brian, and I weren’t on the manifest. The C-17 is expected to be back Friday, so as long as it makes it down here we should be on that flight. To...

Conquered Castle Rock!

While we’ve been delayed here in McMurdo due to the C-17 breakdown, Alex and I had the opportunity to try the Castle Rock climb again after having to abort the journey a couple days ago. This time - - success!! The rec office was closed when we started out...

More delays, and a pseudo-defense of USAP.

Many of you are aware that ANSMET's long relationship with USAP has been dynamic, lively, spirited, and several other euphemisms for occasionally difficult.  But in spite of the rare moment of conflict,   I have tremendous respect for the organization as a whole and after 30+ years of working...

Penguins, Playlists and Pics

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIQLaUy4k_E] While we were in Davis Ward, penguins descended upon McMurdo. This is a video of the herd leaving town!    After being told about this by multiple people when we returned to McMurdo, we were able to find evidence of this on the shared computer drive (McMurdo's "I-Drive")....

Days of Delays

I guess we shouldn’t be that surprised by now that we are still in McMurdo. A good thing we have had lots of practice in waiting, as Emilie put it earlier. Our first delay on the 31st was due to snowy weather in McMurdo. The C-17 didn’t even take...

Final Days in McMurdo

The end is near for Alex, Brian, Johnny, and myself. The last couple days have been a whirlwind getting all our gear checked in, dishes cleaned, trash sorted, and unopened food returned. We’ve spent most of our days at the BFC (where our gear was checked out), at Crary...

Back to Christchurch

Cindy, Nicole, Marc and I made it back to Christchurch! Yesterday, we had breakfast at 6 am and by 6:30 we were transported to the airfield (look at how huge our red transport vehicle is!). It took about 45 minutes to travel a few miles to the Phoenix landing/take-off...

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