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Our Blog: Expedition Preparation

Last Stop Before Antarctica: Cape Town, South Africa!

All expedition participants are now gathered at Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town.

Practicing how to apply tourniquets.

Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden

The week of October 2-8 was a busy one for the members of MAGIC-DML. It was spent preparing for the upcoming field season and reviewing progress from the previous one.

Practicing using a fire blanket to put out a burning man

Field Training in Chilly Abisko, Sweden

Although it seems like the 2016/17 field expedition to Antarctica only just ended, preparations for the 2017/18 season are already well advanced.

Preparation for an Arctic Expedition: Carl Lundberg

I have never quite come to terms with some stories of expeditions in the old days.

Looking towards the northeast from the slopes of Stetind mountain, Norway.

The Nunataks of Norway – testing equipment and concepts in preparation for our Antarctic fieldwork

The Scandinavian mountains and the East Antarctic Heimefrontfjella mountain range (where our fieldwork is based) have several characteristics in common.

The MAGIC-DML team pose for a group photo during fieldwork training at Röe Gård in October 2016.

Antarctica Expedition Training on the West Coast of Sweden

Last week, the MAGIC-DML took the first of its many steps at Röe Gård on the beautiful West Coast of Sweden.

Two expedition trucks

12 Week Countdown

12 weeks from today our field team will be departing from Oslo, their next stop.... ANTARCTICA!