Yesterday morning the ACT-15 team had to deal with gale force winds described by Mike as “the worst storm yet”.  Snow was blowing directly into the torn latrine tent and no one dared to venture out to the privy…for a while anyway. At least they enjoyed a hearty musk ox goulash for dinner. All the… Read More

Yesterday at DYE 2, bad whiteout winds kept the team pretty much hunkered down.  They did however, manage to set up the latrine tent during the storm, but the strong winds ripped the tent door open.  Visiting the latrine is now a “spin-drifty experience” as described by Mike. Better weather was had today and was… Read More

Today’s snowmobile traverse to DYE 2 was rather uneventful at the start, but about 35 km/22 mi in, the team was faced with strong head winds and blowing snow which produced full on whiteout conditions with temperatures hovering around -30˚F.  With no visibility of the horizon line for the remaining 60 km/37 mi, they exclusively depended on their GPS… Read More

The ACT-15 science team is packing up camp and traversing to DYE 2 today.  Although there is still blowing wind and snow, overall the weather has much improved since yesterday’s whiteout storm. Click on the image below to track the team’s position in real time!  … Read More