Holiday celebrations at RAID Camp

Holiday celebrations at RAID Camp

contributed by Jeff Severinghaus It is December 26th and a snowstorm has been piling up drifts around RAID camp for several days. Yesterday we celebrated Christmas with a dinner prepared by the amazingly talented Beth, Shannon, and Jonah. Despite being very far from...
MINNA BLUFF — BEAUTY AND CHALLENGE

MINNA BLUFF — BEAUTY AND CHALLENGE

A lot has happened over the past week! RAID is fortunate to be located in a fairly protected area rimmed by the Minna Bluff ridgeline, which seems to keep low clouds and ground fog – common in the McMurdo area – at bay. Last Friday the last three members of our RAID...
WEATHER AND PAX

WEATHER AND PAX

We’re really making solid progress out at the RAID camp. The carpenters finished up their work to raise the camp structures, they have a water system up and running, and the drillers have been experimenting already with different approaches to augering through the...
Arrived Minna Bluff

Arrived Minna Bluff

The RAID traverse team arrived at Minna Bluff on Saturday ahead of schedule. Hooray! After making good time on the first part of the traverse, they safely passed across the second glacial shear zone on their route to the drill site. These are very treacherous zones...
RAID TRAVERSE IS UNDERWAY

RAID TRAVERSE IS UNDERWAY

Today is officially Thanksgiving in McMurdo! In order to keep a regular work-week, our holiday feast here is pushed back to Saturday. Everyone in town is looking forward to one of the most special meals of the year, plus it is a rare two-day weekend which gives folks...