SUB 100 Selection 2015

SUB 100 Selection 2015

Shackleton’s Unfinished Business 100th Anniversary Team Selection at Crikhowell, in South Wales. Charlie Paton, a polar explorer, opted to include an ultra athlete in his ice team. Through a crowdfunding campaign, he selected 24 finalists among hundreds of applicants. He put these 24 through their paces at the training center for the British SAS. I […]

SPICE 2016

SPICE 2016

The Science on the Penny Ice Cap Expedition (SPICE) took snow albedo measurements with a 30lb spectroradiometer at the same time the Terra satellite was orbiting overhead. Its MODIS instrument is suspect, and our measurements will help determine just how suspect they are. We also took snow samples to make black carbon measurements. We flew ourselves […]

Eastern Greenland 2015

Eastern Greenland 2015

In August 2015, Greenland had more snow than expected on its eastern glaciers. It made my and my fellow travelers’ traverse a lot safer.