Where The Hell Are We?

Just a small post about where we are in the world. It’s been a busy week, longer post to come soon.

In the big picture:

A an upclose view of Taylor Valley and Canada Glacier with one of our field camps:


And finally: the enormously, ridiculously, painfully long flight path:

So. long.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper – copyright © Karl L. Swartz.


From To Initial
4 segment path: 13484 mi
IAD (38°56’51″N 77°27’36″W) LAX (33°56’33″N 118°24’26″W) 274° (W) 2288 mi
LAX (33°56’33″N 118°24’26″W) SYD (33°56’46″S 151°10’38″E) 241° (SW) 7488 mi
SYD (33°56’46″S 151°10’38″E) CHC (43°29’22″S 172°32’04″E) 126° (SE) 1323 mi
CHC (43°29’22″S 172°32’04″E) NZIR (77°51’14″S 166°28’08″E) 182° (S) 2385 mi



I just earned a lot of frequent flier miles.



3 thoughts on “Where The Hell Are We?

    • 1. I am single in the sense that I am not currently bonded to anything. I am also single in the sense that there is only one of me. Though I’m not sure if that’s the context you meant. To be more direct: we’re all single in that we’ll all die alone one day.

      2. When I have to be.

      I’m generally able to provide more accurate answers when I know who’s asking them. Though I’m usually confused enough myself.

  1. Sorry for the anonymity … but I just think it’s so interesting that you’re in Antarctic, and your pictures are amazing. I’d trade living in that climate over studying for finals any day. Maybe.

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