“Wanna touch it? Very few people on earth will get to touch one of these.” I feel like even fewer people get asked that question. I’m getting a tour of the NASA facility. NASA has a permanent station on the ice. It’s surprised me a bit how easy it is to get tours of all the … More Golf Balls, lasers and NASA
A group of about 20 of us ventured out to the sea ice today (4/24/16). 4 vans loaded with enough down jackets that we may have just eradicated an entire species of goose. Today was the last chance to see the sun directly. By about 1230, we were on the sea ice runway awaiting the … More We’re in it now
just looking out off the back steps of my dorm. As you do.
The US plane made it to the ice. A New Zealand flight was scheduled for a few days later. It never made it to the ice. Their national symbol is a flightless bird. Probably should have seen that coming. After the flight got cancelled, there was a day of grumbling, but life goes on. Preparations … More Lovely weather, eh?
A few years back, during my medical training, Bonnstein and I offered to lead a team on a summit attempt of Mt Rainier. Many of our classmates were interested, but once it was all said and done, only two were able to commit. The team consisted of our two classmates and one of my climbing … More How’s it taste?…terrible
Things can go very south very quick down here. And it’s a bit terrifying. I’m casually getting a cup of coffee and hear “hey doc! You miss something at the clinic?!?!” I turn around and look out the galley windows, which have direct line of sight to the clinic. There is a fire engine and … More Plane crash???
The Kiwis are gone. But their exit flight dominated galley conversation for at least a week. There was an almost palpable excitement. Restricted hope. The word was that there were 13 bags of mail. That flight historically is not known for bringing mail or “freshies.” Everyone had been pessimistically hopeful. It was posted on the … More The Safety Leash