After loading gear for the researchers heading to Kangerlussuaq, we headed out in a C-130, a long eight hour flight with a quick stop for gas in Newfoundland. The accommodations on the plane are not pleasant. Everyone wore earplugs and/or headphones as the roar of the plane is deafening. After many hours of fyling, we… Read More

Last preparations until Kangerlussuaq. Two days to go! Once up on the ice sheet, Bread-Crumb Trackers on our snowmobiles will track our locations on the upcoming ACT-15 Traverse in Greenland. Anyone can use the link below to see our location on the ice. We arrive in Greenland this Friday, and are scheduled to hit the ice… Read More

Got my final dental checkup and I went over medications and recommendations and got a clean bill of health from my doctor today. When out on the ice, there is no doctor to prescribe us anything so all prescriptions are given ahead of time for anything serious we may encounter. ‘What if’ scenarios become much… Read More

Mike and the team are working hard to get our equipment built and shipped out to Greenland. The majority of our equipment is shipped out over a month in advance and will be waiting for us in Kangerlussuaq to be checked and packed before we are dropped off on the ice. Many hours of preparation, training,… Read More

Today, Horst Machguth – campaign leader in 2013 along with Mike – and I went shopping. A few simple purchases and little time spent in our workshop at GEUS resulted in the firn-core table that will be the basis of our firn data sampling in this year’s expedition. Slightly modified this time, introducing some distance from the… Read More

We received enough donations to purchase GoPro equipment. It will be used to document our expedition for educational purposes. We are expecting that sharing the preparation, daily activities, and science of what goes on behind the scenes of an Expedition will encourage and stimulate children and adults to learn about our planet and Climate change.… Read More

I spent the day working on getting our Satellite phone to successfully link with a Windows 8.1 laptop. I had to spend a few hours with Robert at Applied Satellite Technology Systems but we got a successful test. The fastest speed I was able to obtain was 9.6 kbps download rate (19,200 baud). I will be attempting… Read More

Equipment check at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Everything’s in order!   Babis… Read More

Two years ago in late May of 2013, I recall sitting at a tiny desk in the Kangerlussuaq International Science Support (KISS) station in Southwest Greenland.  Our team had just finished an incredibly difficult and extremely productive field season on a long snowmobile traverse across the southern Greenland ice sheet. I had trouble sleeping that night,… Read More