Since I just received a weather warning for Aberystwyth, (looks like it’s storms and hide tide time again, brace yourselves those at home!) this post I wrote earlier seems all the more apt. After Monday’s wet and mild weather things have been getting steadily colder and we’ve had a bit of snow fall, it all… Read More
Bring back the cold!
Ice spike boot attachments: a fiver well spent! I never thought I’d say that kind of phrase! After the -23 clear skies of Saturday, the blizzard and white out yesterday. Today, we have a new challenge: standing upright and going in the direction intended. It’s warmer here than in Oslo at +3 degrees, and raining.… Read More
12th June – Into the mountain
We log in via the visitors book, pass the security guy, don hard hats with the Statsbygg logo (the state construction arm of the Norwegian government) and file into the dank corridor (which must be the bit outside the mountain) and through the second metal door that has been unlocked for us. We descend as… Read More
7th June – Getting out
Bit of an extended post today since I have skipped a couple…. Staying here in Longyearbyen for any length of time, people start to become concerned that you manage to find your way out of town and experience some of ‘the nature’ here. Though Longyearbyen has just about everything one needs, after a few weeks,… Read More
6th June – Sounds of snow
I have a proper update in process, but in the meantime, I thought I would share some of the sounds of yesterday up on Foxfonna glacier….but my trusty phone that has been a very reliable tool so far in all my audio recordings didn’t pick it up. It was too much to ask perhaps, given… Read More
30th May – Water above and below
Another week of extremely interesting conversations, but photography-wise, I’ve been lacking in inspiration on what to share. It has been grey, cloudy and mizzly these last few days. The mountain tops have dissappeared from view under cloud and I remember now this is very much like how it was when I arrived almost a year… Read More
20th May – Changing states
It was only a few days ago I posted about ice and snow melting, but I’m going to do it again! It’s happening really quickly now, snow men there one day, gone the next. Channels of water appearing under, over and cutting through ice. The slabs of snow cleared at the side of the road… Read More
18th May – Mountains!
Sunday, a good time for landscape loveliness. Glorious spring weather with stunning scenary that one usually only sees on TV/ postcards. It’s hard to know what to ‘do’ with these kind of views, sometimes it seems like some one just flew in a huge film backdrop and plonked it on the horizon! Stunning Svalbard -views… Read More
16th May- Ice-slush-puddles
It is only a matter of time before Svalbard moves into full summer mode and the snow cover receeds. The ‘big melt’ is coming, in fact it might have started today with temperatures edging over the zero degree mark, (though I am holding out for more snow and re-freeze next week :)). Today we saw… Read More
Read all about it!
So, I’ve written a press release, about myself, which is a weird thing to do (but for fellow researchers, it was a fun exercise in writing differently and explaining in plain language). It seems so far no one has gotten round to publishing it, so I might as well do it myself, the glories of… Read More