January 11, 2016


Meet Ivan the Terra Bus. Equipped with six, 5' 6" tires, weighing in at 67,000 pounds, topping speeds close to 25 mph, the Terra Bus is capable of crushing volcanic rock, slushing through roads made of compacted snow, and gliding on ice that is as smooth as glass. It...

December 11, 2015

As I search for time  in a place where the sun does not set to write a profound, logistically sound, partly scientific, 3000 word blog post, I decided things could be a bit less complex if I simply show you images I captured today while I was out for a walk in a place...

October 2, 2015

 As I pack my bags, prepare my thoughts, and my long underwear, for my fourth journey to Antarctica, I spent a moment gathering photos from past seasons' travels. 

 I depart from the Southwest, leaving the land of enchantment, flying throug...

June 27, 2015


   I fired up my passenger Delta, a specialty Navy vehicle, allowing the diesel engine time to heat as I ran home to gather all my gear for the evening, in preparation of an Antarctic style adventure. I never leave home without the essentials loaded in my super awesom...

January 12, 2015

“The sense of being part of something bigger than yourself, whether it is the National Science foundation or the New York Air National Guard, is a pretty incredible feeling and one of the best things I have got out of being in the military,”  says the colonel, wife, an...

December 28, 2014

Off the shores of McMurdo Station, Antarctica, built upon the Ross Ice Shelf, stands the United States Antarctic Program's Long Duration Balloon Facility. In the shadows of Mt. Erebus (the world's southern most active volcano), teams of scientists are working around th...

December 9, 2014

Sitting on top of a flatbed cargo delta with chevron tires larger than most small cars is a water tank,

on top of that are Tobi and I looking out at the Royal Society mountain range with mount discovery glowing in the mid night light.

We chatted about life at McMurdo Sta...

November 14, 2014

Leaving work one afternoon in Spokane, Washington, Katy House's boss asked her if she would be interested in taking a job in Antarctica as a diesel mechanic at the vehicle maintenance facility at McMurdo Station. "You want me to go where? I can’t go to Antarctica," res...

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Laura Gerwin is an experienced traveler who has a passion for adventure and nature. She has made a life of travelling, photographing, and learning to appreciate the world around us. She loves this planet and is constantly in awe of the wonders it has to offer. Her travels have taken her to all seven continents. 

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