On the Ice

21 Nov: Dave’s Arrival and Schwerdtfeger AWS

Hey all, Dave here! I arrived on the ice on Tuesday, 15 November. As Carol mentioned, I arrived just late enough to miss out on flying to Laurie II and Emma. Oh well, I’m glad that Lee and Carol were … Continue reading

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16 Nov: Laurie II AWS and Emma AWS

On Tuesday, November 18th we took a helicopter out to Laurie II AWS. Lee and I were originally scheduled to take the small A-Star helicopter, but then we realized we needed to take a 180 lbs power system that wasn’t … Continue reading

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12 Nov: Cape Bird AWS, White Island AWS, Minna Bluff AWS, and John Kerry

On Tuesday, November 8th we took a helicopter out to Cape Bird. Since Cape Bird is an exciting place and we were a light load on the helicopter, the hairdresser at McMurdo, Alicia, was invited to come with us as … Continue reading

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7 Nov: Marble Point AWS, Marble Point II AWS, and Pegasus North AWS

On Friday, November 4th Lee and I had our flight activated to Schwerdtfeger AWS. On the flight to Schwerdtfeger we could not find the tower. After an hour of flying around the coordinates, we gave up and flew back to … Continue reading

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Oct. 31: Arriving in Antarctica for the 2016 season

Welcome to another exciting season on the ice! This season we will only be working from now until December 16th, and we have 16 AWS we would like to try and visit. Thus, it will be one of our shorter … Continue reading

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Feb 14: Leaving Antarctica, ending the 2015-2016 season

In a turn of events, we actually weren’t able to get to anymore AWS in the last 3 full days in Antarctica. We had planned to get to Windless Bight AWS on February 10th, but the visibility was too low … Continue reading

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Feb 10: Finished all of the Helo flights

Monday, February 8th we enjoyed our annual Helo journey all over Ross Island. We first flew to Cape Bird AWS to try and fix the aerovane. Unfortunately, we quickly discovered that the white plastic had ripped out part of the … Continue reading

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Feb 6: 3 sites in 1 day on Otter and Helo

We managed to get to 2 AWS via Otter and another AWS via Helo all in the same day. I’m not sure if this has ever been done during the duration of the AWS project! Friday, February 5th we first … Continue reading

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Jan 30: Alexander Tall Tower, Laurie II, and Ferrell AWS

On Thursday, January 28th we got to fly to Alexander Tall Tower! I’m been excited about most of the AWS sites this season, but I was particularly excited about this sites because it’s a unique system that’s about 100 feet … Continue reading

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Jan 28: Siple Dome 2 days in a row

We got out of WAIS on Thursday, January 21st by a Basler plane. There were 2 members of the camp who had gotten hand injuries earlier this month, and they need to get seen my the doctors in McMurdo. There … Continue reading

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