After 10 days of delays in Christchurch, we finally made it to McMurdo Station and in doing so, I stepped foot in Antarctica for the first time!
Internet is very slow here at the station so unfortunately I can’t upload pictures to my blogs. Follow me on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mostlyfrozen/) and twitter (https://twitter.com/KeepingIceCool) for pictures and more frequent updates!
We will be at the station for about 1 week while we go through training in field safety, emergency survival, and crevasses rescue. When the training is complete, hopefully the weather will be good enough for us to fly to WAIS divide camp and then onto our research site on Thwaites Glacier.
We should be doing field work at that site until the end of January (about 4 to 5 weeks camping on the glacier!). During that time, I will be conducting radar surveys using a snowmobile to pull the scientific equipment along 20 km transects across the glacier.
Internet will be nonexistent in the field so I won’t be able to post much more until I return… maybe one more blog before we fly to our field site depending on weather and internet speed! I should be able to post on Twitter from the field site so check for that. Otherwise I should be back to CA in early February and will post lots of blogs and pictures about the field season then!