This blog is essentially about my need to practice English. I only speak one language, rather poorly, and any chance I get to express myself in writing is probably beneficial for me and detrimental to the reader.
Originally, this blog was started to document my descent into madness during a four-month field season in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. What happened next was an alteration of my life’s course that I’ve been lucky enough to continue ever since: I now work in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. So while I’ve kept the tagline for the blog the same, I can now say I’m equally terrified in both hemispheres.
Since my original season in the Dry Valleys, I’ve moved up north to the Canadian High Arctic on Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands. Since I’m now working in the North and South I’ve organized my blog depending on hemisphere. For things related to Santa Clause, click on the “Arctic” tab. For things related to penguins, just click on the “Antarctic” tab.
For this year: I headed back to Antarctica this winter in order to explore for life in permanently ice-covered lakes. Yep, ice-diving in Antarctica. I’m back and hopefully posting soon, but maybe for a major news corp… stay tuned.
Come by occasionally and check in for updates. Feel free to ask any questions you might have about what it’s like living at the poles or about the work I do.
Ah, and seeing as social media has ruined any free time we used to have to explore the outdoors, here’s the requisite links for contact and updates:
With warmest regards,
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