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    Back in New Zealand

    Posted February 12th, 2009 by

    Date: Feb 1, 2009
    Location: Devon Hotel in Christchurch, NZ
    Time: 11:30am
    Latitude: 43°31′43.04″S
    Longitude: 172°37′58.15″E
    Elevation: 75 m (246’)
    Temperature: 25°C
    Wind speed:  4 km/hour
    Clouds: Partly cloudy
    Relative Humidity: 44%
    Precipitation: None so far
    Animals: Lots of birds
    I made it back to New Zealand!  The flight was on a much larger C-17 this time.  The C-17 is different from the LC-130 in that the [...]

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    Panorama of the ice sheet beyond WAIS

    Posted February 3rd, 2009 by
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    Logan with the final ice core

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    Logan balancing on the slackline

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    Wrapping up at WAIS

    Posted February 3rd, 2009 by

    Name: Logan Mitchell
    Date: January 27, 2009
    Location: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    Time: 10pm
    Latitude: 77°50′46.42″S
    Longitude: 166°39′59.78″E
    Elevation: 34m (112’)
    Borehole depth: 1511.951 m! <- Final depth for the season!
    Temperature: -3°C
    Wind speed: 5-10knots
    Wind Chill: -8°C
    Visibility: Unrestricted
    Precipitation: None
    Animals: 3 Skua and many seals
    Breakfast: Eggs, pancakes, plum.
    Lunch: hummus wrap with ***lettuce, green peppers, onions!!!*** and a plum.
    Supper: A huge salad w/ all the fixins!!! [...]

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