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A Tour of the South Pole Station!

Hey folks! Enjoy this video tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station that I made about a week before leaving “the ice.” For some reason I decided to do it at 3 o’clock in the morning. I must have just come off a shift or something… But anyway its not super professional but it’ll give you…

Throwback to South Pole

#TBT to just four months ago… I was in this desolate place surrounded by a bunch of lovely people! Photo taken by Bill Harrelson as he flew over us at the South Pole (…we had no clue he was even there…) on his mission to fly over both poles.

From South Pole back to Christchurch

I can’t believe it’s over and I’m on to the next thing. Here’s just a bunch of photos from my last two days on the ice. It all blew by so fast. Unfortunately no penguins in McMurdo, but I did manage to see some orcas through some binoculars! (No pics though.) Thank you to everyone…

7 Things I Will Miss at South Pole

Well, my stuff is all packed up on a pallet for the next LC-130 back to McMurdo. I am scheduled to fly out today… yikes! I cannot believe how time has flown by, and although I’m incredibly excited to start adventuring in Middle-Earth New Zealand, it is surely a bittersweet goodbye to many things here at the South Pole.…

South Pole Science: The Event Horizon Telescope

Event horizon: where the speed needed to “break free” from the black hole’s gravitational attraction is greater than the speed of light. “I still don’t get it.” Me either. But I’ll try to explain to you what was explained to me! To see the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, at the center of our galaxy…