A timeline of the major administrative steps in my USAP onboarding.
I have my airline tickets!
And increasingly-worse coffee.
Hurry up and wait.
A nearby field camp, and my first helicopter flight!
Hands-on training, just outside town.
How to mail things to and from Antarctica!
How to vote back home while you're in Antarctica!
Issues pertaining to SMS (for multifactor auth) in Antarctica.
Power generation and distribution at the South Pole.
4 days of blown snow into a doorway.
Connecting old and new.
The relentless accumulation (and management) of snow.
Doors, in a variety of shapes and styles.
Cash, in Antarctica!
Sweet, sweet humidity.
Flying to the bottom of the world!
The beautiful ambiance of a McMurdo summer.
Picture-perfect views of Mt. Erebus.
How to trigger a fraud alert in two transactions.
Moderately unpleasant weather.
Windy and scenic.
It's pretty much what you'd expect.
Cold, dark, and beautiful.
McMurdo's shortest hike.
Potable water, and not much of it.
Surreal and otherworldly.
Hunkering down for the winter!
Everyday objects, but cold.
Day-to-day variability at the South Pole.
Please close doors quietly!
Five more months until freshies...
Good-byes, and the beginning of winter isolation.
Beginning a 25-hour journey to Christchurch!