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. Despite attempts to stay warm, 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. As I’m now working in the North and South I’ve organized my blog depending on hemisphere.
In 2012 I headed back to Antarctica in order to explore for life in permanently ice-covered lakes. Yep, ice-diving in Antarctica. These were hosted at The New York Times and in efforts to avoid copyright infringement of myself I’ve posted the links only.
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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