3 Posts

administrative

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Onboarding Timeline

Onboarding Timeline

A timeline of the major administrative steps in my USAP onboarding.

Ticketed

Ticketed

I have my airline tickets!

Shasta Detour

Shasta Detour

Bureaucratic shenanigans.

4 Posts

christchurch

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McMurdo Arrival

McMurdo Arrival

Made it!

Flight, Perhaps

Flight, Perhaps

Fingers crossed.

More Delays

More Delays

And increasingly-worse coffee.

Christchurch and Flight Delays

Christchurch and Flight Delays

Hurry up and wait.

2 Posts

field

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Cape Crozier

Cape Crozier

A nearby field camp, and my first helicopter flight!

Sea Ice Safety

Sea Ice Safety

Hands-on training, just outside town.

3 Posts

guide

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McMurdo Postal Mail

McMurdo Postal Mail

How to mail things to and from Antarctica!

Voting from Antarctica

Voting from Antarctica

How to vote back home while you're in Antarctica!

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

Issues pertaining to SMS (for multifactor auth) in Antarctica.

6 Posts

infrastructure

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The Beer Can

The Beer Can

Connecting old and new.

South Pole Topography

South Pole Topography

The relentless accumulation (and management) of snow.

Doors of McMurdo

Doors of McMurdo

Doors, in a variety of shapes and styles.

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

Cash, in Antarctica!

McMurdo Postal Mail

McMurdo Postal Mail

How to mail things to and from Antarctica!

The McMurdo Wastewater Treatment Plant

The McMurdo Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sweet, sweet humidity.

2 Posts

logistics

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Ticketed

Ticketed

I have my airline tickets!

Shasta Detour

Shasta Detour

Bureaucratic shenanigans.

18 Posts

mcmurdo

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South Pole Arrival

South Pole Arrival

Flying to the bottom of the world!

Doors of McMurdo

Doors of McMurdo

Doors, in a variety of shapes and styles.

Mud Murdo

Mud Murdo

The beautiful ambiance of a McMurdo summer.

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

Cash, in Antarctica!

Cape Crozier

Cape Crozier

A nearby field camp, and my first helicopter flight!

McMurdo Postal Mail

McMurdo Postal Mail

How to mail things to and from Antarctica!

Castle Rock Climb

Castle Rock Climb

Picture-perfect views of Mt. Erebus.

Voting from Antarctica

Voting from Antarctica

How to vote back home while you're in Antarctica!

Credit Card Shenanigans

Credit Card Shenanigans

How to trigger a fraud alert in two transactions.

The McMurdo Wastewater Treatment Plant

The McMurdo Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sweet, sweet humidity.

Sea Ice Safety

Sea Ice Safety

Hands-on training, just outside town.

Condition Two

Condition Two

Moderately unpleasant weather.

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

Issues pertaining to SMS (for multifactor auth) in Antarctica.

Observation Hill

Observation Hill

Windy and scenic.

Laundry at the End of the World

Laundry at the End of the World

It's pretty much what you'd expect.

McMurdo at Night

McMurdo at Night

Cold, dark, and beautiful.

Hut Point

Hut Point

McMurdo's shortest hike.

McMurdo Arrival

McMurdo Arrival

Made it!

6 Posts

mundane

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Showering at the South Pole

Showering at the South Pole

Potable water, and not much of it.

Doors of McMurdo

Doors of McMurdo

Doors, in a variety of shapes and styles.

Mud Murdo

Mud Murdo

The beautiful ambiance of a McMurdo summer.

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

Cash, in Antarctica!

Credit Card Shenanigans

Credit Card Shenanigans

How to trigger a fraud alert in two transactions.

Laundry at the End of the World

Laundry at the End of the World

It's pretty much what you'd expect.

1 Post

offbeat

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Showering at the South Pole

Showering at the South Pole

Potable water, and not much of it.

9 Posts

photos

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Frost

Frost

Everyday objects, but cold.

South Pole Topography

South Pole Topography

The relentless accumulation (and management) of snow.

Mud Murdo

Mud Murdo

The beautiful ambiance of a McMurdo summer.

Cape Crozier

Cape Crozier

A nearby field camp, and my first helicopter flight!

Castle Rock Climb

Castle Rock Climb

Picture-perfect views of Mt. Erebus.

Sea Ice Safety

Sea Ice Safety

Hands-on training, just outside town.

Observation Hill

Observation Hill

Windy and scenic.

McMurdo at Night

McMurdo at Night

Cold, dark, and beautiful.

Hut Point

Hut Point

McMurdo's shortest hike.

3 Posts

recreation

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Castle Rock Climb

Castle Rock Climb

Picture-perfect views of Mt. Erebus.

Observation Hill

Observation Hill

Windy and scenic.

Hut Point

Hut Point

McMurdo's shortest hike.

6 Posts

south pole

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The Beer Can

The Beer Can

Connecting old and new.

Last Flight Out

Last Flight Out

Good-byes, and the beginning of winter isolation.

Frost

Frost

Everyday objects, but cold.

Showering at the South Pole

Showering at the South Pole

Potable water, and not much of it.

South Pole Topography

South Pole Topography

The relentless accumulation (and management) of snow.

South Pole Arrival

South Pole Arrival

Flying to the bottom of the world!

8 Posts

station life

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Last Flight Out

Last Flight Out

Good-byes, and the beginning of winter isolation.

Showering at the South Pole

Showering at the South Pole

Potable water, and not much of it.

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

McMurdo's Automated Teller Machines

Cash, in Antarctica!

McMurdo Postal Mail

McMurdo Postal Mail

How to mail things to and from Antarctica!

Voting from Antarctica

Voting from Antarctica

How to vote back home while you're in Antarctica!

Credit Card Shenanigans

Credit Card Shenanigans

How to trigger a fraud alert in two transactions.

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

Issues pertaining to SMS (for multifactor auth) in Antarctica.

Laundry at the End of the World

Laundry at the End of the World

It's pretty much what you'd expect.

2 Posts

technology

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Credit Card Shenanigans

Credit Card Shenanigans

How to trigger a fraud alert in two transactions.

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

SMS Multifactor Authentication in Antarctica

Issues pertaining to SMS (for multifactor auth) in Antarctica.

7 Posts

travel

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South Pole Arrival

South Pole Arrival

Flying to the bottom of the world!

McMurdo Arrival

McMurdo Arrival

Made it!

Flight, Perhaps

Flight, Perhaps

Fingers crossed.

More Delays

More Delays

And increasingly-worse coffee.

Christchurch and Flight Delays

Christchurch and Flight Delays

Hurry up and wait.

Travel Begins

Travel Begins

Beginning a 25-hour journey to Christchurch!

Ticketed

Ticketed

I have my airline tickets!

3 Posts

weather

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Frost

Frost

Everyday objects, but cold.

South Pole Topography

South Pole Topography

The relentless accumulation (and management) of snow.

Condition Two

Condition Two

Moderately unpleasant weather.