News: The New York Times LOVES Antarctica

“Antarctica is relentless; you can’t let your guard down.”
–Jill Mikucki

The New York Times loves Antarctica…and so do I. It’s hard not to fall in love with a place when you’re surrounded by scenes such as these:

Over the weekend, NYT published an article about the McMurdo Ice Marathon, a super cool (no pun intended) event–as you can see below from Down and Out’s previous two posts.

Click here to read the New York Times article, “A Marathon on Ice.”

Recently, The New York Times also published an article about upcoming expeditions being planned to celebrate Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911 historic…and fatal…trek to the South Pole:

Click here to read this article, “Tourists Mimic Polar Pioneers, Except with Planes and Blogs.”

And a few weeks ago, The New York Times also published an article about scientist Jill Mikucki, who was in Antarctica for the holidays conducting research in the Dry Valleys. She was my roommate in McMurdo for a week before going out to the field.

Click here to read the New York Times article, “Fiji? Bermuda? She’ll Take Antarctica.”

Read…and enjoy. It always feels good when someone gives props to a place you love.

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One response to “News: The New York Times LOVES Antarctica

  1. That picture is gorgeous :) I wish I could visit…

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