August 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm #6553
Thanks, though Shuttle Sharon beat you to it offline.
Foremost out of Alberta also produced the Deltas used on the ice as well.
Its an interesting topic, especially seeing all pictures of abandoned bases with the rusting hulks of these quasi-military vehicles.
I’ll start a new thread so if anyone has fun stuff to share, we can put it there.September 13, 2010 at 3:45 am #6554
Here’s mine. I just started it a few weeks ago.
-BrandonSeptember 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm #6555
So I made it into NYC this past weekend to the Museum of Natural History. Got a chance to walk through the Race to the End of the World exhibit.
It was very nicely done, though I did not see many recent photographs or content that the web site led you to expect. They had a lot of the original equipment used by both expeditions such as Amundsens’ compass and skis. They also put together a couple multimedia displays with photographs, excerpts from diaries and letters as well as some reenactment bits.
The curator Ross McPhee is doing a presentation for museum members with a book signing for his new book “Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole” on Sept 21st so I’ll probably head back in for that. Wonder if he has been to Pole or McM, as the bio points mostly to his research on the Islands and maybe Palmer. Anybody ever meet him?
I did pick up a few of the brochures and put one in the mail to Sciencetech, but if anyone wants one and is not going to make it to NYC just let me know.September 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm #6556
Wonder if he has been to Pole or McM, as the bio points mostly to his research on the Islands and maybe Palmer. Anybody ever meet him?
I did pick up a few of the brochures and put one in the mail to Sciencetech, but if anyone wants one and is not going to make it to NYC just let me know.
I’ve never met him, since I winter at Palmer, but he’s done two research cruises on the LMG so far, one in Nov/Dec ’07 and one in Feb/Mar ’09. His next cruise (LMG 11-02) is set of Feb. 14 until March 14, 2011, his event number is G-170-E. I do know people that have been on his cruises, and say it’s pretty fun landing on the different islands along the Pen, looking for dinosaur bones and fossils.
My picture was in the exhibit, not one I took, but a picture of myself in my SCBA (bunker gear) with my quote under my picture. I hear it’s toward the end of the exhibit, talking about people in Antarctica today, they are all black and white photos taken by Scott Sternbach in Sept/Oct. of ’08 at Palmer. I’m definitely going to see the exhibit sometime in December before it closes on January 4th (since I live in PA), after I get off the Ice and travel.September 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm #6557
There are 6 pictures at the end with little blurbs/bios under them. Each picture is almost 36″ tall. None of them said Iceman. I should have written down the names, I was thinking a snapshot of the wall, but there is no photography allowed in the exhibit.September 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm #6558
There are 6 pictures at the end with little blurbs/bios under them. Each picture is almost 36″ tall. None of them said Iceman. I should have written down the names, I was thinking a snapshot of the wall, but there is no photography allowed in the exhibit.
Spidey, my sister was there and was able to get her picture with my picture after she asked the security guard. Check it out on my blog: http://chrisseliga.blogspot.com/2010/08/almost-famous.htmlSeptember 24, 2010 at 1:32 am #6559
Saw your pic and your blog. I think that is awesome.
I had the chance to see Ross MacPhee the curator give his lecture on his book “Race to the End”. Great lecture the way he interspersed quotes from various diaries and publications with his own words. I really got a new look into the two groups striving to make it to Pole.
Turns out, wit the exception of the few pics of Iceman and the others, that all the other modern images related to the exhibit are online only collateral content. At least this means you can see all the great photos onlinem which you wouldn’t at the exhibit.
I had the pleasure of quizzing Ross about the one member of Scott’s expedition who survived the trek to the South Pole. The details had slipped my mind, so he adamantly insisted that there was no such person, that all five members had perished. I sent him an email with our dialog from the trivia thread which he replied to with great amusement. The survivor was Sir Charles Wright who didn’t survive THE trek back, but a trek back via air on an off the record flight to the Pole to ride shotgun on a Gravity reading check.
Trust he will get a good bit of mileage out of that story. Now I wonder who the other suspected member of the expedition is that made it in later years to the Pole and back is.
So check out the AMNH.org website and if you make it to NYC before the end of the year, check out the exhibit.November 9, 2010 at 2:32 am #6560
These are great, thank youApril 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm #6561
Hi! Anyone reading any current Antarctica blogs they would like to recommend? Thanks!September 13, 2011 at 9:29 am #6562October 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm #6563
I’ll be posting the list of blogs I’m reading, of folk currently on the ice, in the next handful of posts. Can’t post that many links at once!
I had read through some older blogs at the pole, but can’t seem to find any current pole bloggers. If anyone has any, I would love to read them!October 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm #6564October 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm #6565October 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm #6566October 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm #6567
Just to clarify, this isn’t Orin’s first season – He worked with me (and played in a band with me) at Pole two years ago.
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