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  • Google Earth map of Logan’s journey, c/o Pat Mitchell

    Posted December 12th, 2008 by

    Logan’s father, Pat, sent us this Google Earth map of Logan’s travels (We added the white lines between the arrows). Logan sent Pat his GPS coordinates on the ice sheet, and Pat fired up Google Earth to create the map – it gives some spatial perspective to Logan’s journey, which, in Pat’s words, “is further [...]

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    Made it to WAIS Divide!

    Posted December 8th, 2008 by

    Just wanted to let you know that I made it to WAIS safe and sound.  The weather and food here are fantastic.  Its hard to believe that I’m on top of an ice sheet in the middle of Antarctica.  It still boggles my mind, even though I’ve been thinking about it for so many months. [...]

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    Snowmobiling class and hanging out at Kiwi camp

    Posted December 4th, 2008 by

    Date: 12-4-2008
    Location: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    Time: 11 pm
    Latitude: 77°50′46.42″S
    Longitude: 166°39′59.78″E
    Elevation: 34m (112’)
    Animals: 3 Waddell Seals, 1 Skua
    Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes, eggs
    Lunch: Turkey sandwich with lots of freshies!
    Supper: Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans. Mint Oreo cream pie for desert.
    Today we had lots of classes. First up at 8am was the Environmental Awareness class where we learned a bit [...]

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    At McMurdo Station, Antarctica…how old is the food here?

    Posted December 1st, 2008 by

    Date: 12-1-2008
    Location: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    Time: 11pm
    Latitude: 77°50′46.42″S
    Longitude: 166°39′59.78″E
    Elevation: 34m (112’)
    Temperature: -8 °C ( °F)
    Wind speed: 7-12 knots km/h ( mp/h)
    Wind Chill: -12 °C (°F)
    Visibility: unrestricted
    Clouds: partly cloudy
    Breakfast: Eggs & potatoes
    Lunch: Sandwiches
    Supper: Chili & roast beef & kiwi
    We have been quite busy all day today getting gear together & running errands. It was really nice that [...]

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    Getting Geared Up

    Posted December 1st, 2008 by

    Date: 11-20-2008
    Location: End of Old Beach Road, just north of Kaikoura
    Time: 10 pm
    Latitude: 42°19′56.38″S
    Longitude: 173°43′41.75″E
    Elevation: 2 m
    Temperature: ~15-20°C
    Animals: a few seals & lots of seabirds
    Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, hash browns & toast at Devon Hotel
    Lunch: Lamb meat pie and potato wedges at the Antarctica Visitor Center
    Supper: Whole crayfish, whitefish patty, and rice at roadside shack.
    After a [...]

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    At the Dolphin Lodge, Kaikoura, New Zealand

    Posted November 24th, 2008 by

    Date: 11-24-2008
    Location: Dolphin Lodge, Kaikoura
    Time: 10pm
    Latitude: 42°24′14.08″S
    Longitude: 173°40′57.40″E
    Elevation: ~20 m
    Wind speed: ~40-60 mph
    Precipitation: heavy in the morning
    Breakfast: Musli & other leftover food
    Lunch: Tuna and crackers
    Supper: Fish & Chips
    Last night it rained a lot! Spruce and I were sleeping in bivy sacks under a tarp and although we weren’t getting rained on directly, our bivy sacks [...]

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    Welcome to Transmissions

    Posted November 19th, 2008 by

    Transmissions from the Ice Sheet is a chronicle of Logan Mitchell’s trek to Antarctica as a member of a collaborative team of scientists, students and technicians who intend to collect a 3.5 kilometer ice core over a period of three Antarctic summers. Mitchell, a Ph.D. student in geosciences at OSU and part of Ed Brook’s [...]

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