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Welcome to my guestbook. I hope you enjoy my website and I would very much appreciate it if you would sign this guestbook :))
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326  Date: 2007-10-03 01:35:58
Jo ( / no homepage) wrote:

I was looking through a website: Astronomy pictures- and found one of the lunar eclipse you did. I will be a first timer at McMurdo in a few days. Due to arrive on the ice Oct 11. May I use some of your photos in my blog (with credit - of course) I'll be a shuttle driver. Maybe I can drive you to the plane when you redeploy? (sorry your parents messed up the spelling of your last name!) KIDDING....Thanks for sharing your photos - they are breathtaking. ...Jo (from Kansas)

325  Date: 2007-09-30 22:31:51
Suzie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey, give Derek a bit of privacy when he's reading his email ;) Keep him in one piece for me, and enjoy what's left of the winter.
suzie (from Melbourne, Oz)

324  Date: 2007-09-30 03:45:44
K Folkins ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greeting from Torrance, California (LA County)! I see you may be losing your guestbook service and wanted to make an entry before that happens. Your site is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences, and for the stunning photos, not to mention the incredible aurora film. WOW! Most appreciated. Have a safe trip "home",

323  Date: 2007-09-27 17:37:09
Ed Walsh ( / wrote:

Have enjoyed your blog as well as Heidi's and others to keep up with the happenings down there. Looks to me that there is a mighty good group of folks manning the
station this winter. What a wild overnighter! Enjoy the new sunrise. Best Regards, Ed from Houston

322  Date: 2007-09-26 22:26:58
jamie taylor ( / wrote:

yo robert, it's jamie. i've been following your site for a while now, since before i deployed actually but have never gotten around to signing your guestbook.

321  Date: 2007-09-26 19:49:30
shelly ( / no homepage) wrote:

amazing what you are doing but why cant you leave the south pole in the winter?

320  Date: 2007-09-25 14:33:56
Wendy ( / no homepage) wrote:

And I thought I was nuts. Seriously, though, it's great you've put this together for those of us averse to the cold -- even though I grew up in northern Maine and am of Finnish descent. Keep taking awe-inspiring shots, and having fun.

319  Date: 2007-09-25 07:49:39
Branimir Antolic ( / wrote:

Hello Robert,
Very nice page with a lot of interesting details from most father and colder part of the world. Last few years, every morning I start my working day with look at South Pole live camera.
Have a nice sunrise days!
Greetings from Zagreb/Croatia
Branimir Antolic

318  Date: 2007-09-24 18:31:07
Sabine ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hallo Robert,bin aus Neustadt an der Aisch,Mittelfranken.Wir waren mal vor einpaar Jahren zusammen auf nen AC/DC Konzert in Nürnberg mit Clark.Bin auch ein NZ Fan,war zeimal da und immer wieder aufs neue begeistert.Vielleicht sieht man sich ja mal irgendwann wieder.Wie du weisst,man sieht sich zeimal im Leben.Sehe mir deine web site öfters an,ist sehr interesant.Die Bilder einfach genial.Bis dann,Sabine

317  Date: 2007-09-23 21:43:54
Branimir Antolic ( / wrote:

Hello Robert,
Very interesting page and a lot of nice pictures and comments of live on South Pole! For years, my every working day starts with morning coffee and look into live web camera from South Pole.
Have nice sunrise days!
Greetings from Zagreb/Croatia.
PS: please send greetings to my friend Johan!
Branimir Antolic

316  Date: 2007-09-23 00:13:09
Loretta ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, I am from Milan Italy. I have visited the web site and I have found your photo.
I enjoyed it.

315  Date: 2007-09-21 12:57:21
Mike Honsinger ( / no homepage) wrote:

I just checked your page today and was impressed with your pics and video of the aurora's. I'm glad to see you're enjoying the pole. I'd like to see a few more shots of what left in the my dome. Have you been back down in "the old pole", or is it dug up and gone??
BU3 MCB71 1973-74 Michigan, USA

314  Date: 2007-09-20 08:02:45
Branimir Antolic ( / wrote:

Hello Robert,
I am Branimir from Croatia.
Very nice and interesting page, a lot of unique information from furthermost/coldest part of the world.
Have a nice sunrise day!
Greetings to my friend Johan!
Enjoy your stay!
PS: I am with you every morning during my coffee time via live web camera picture

313  Date: 2007-09-19 03:39:34
Kate ( / no homepage) wrote:

from Vienna, Virginia. I'm trying to find out if there is someone in Antarctica named Toby, also from Vienna, Va.

Amazing Pictures!

312  Date: 2007-09-18 03:24:01
Glenn Schneider ( / wrote:

Loved your Lunar Eclipse pictures. FYI - They have been the
subject of some discussion -- and appreciation-- on the Solar Eclipse Mailing List.

Cheers and have a great Sunrise. May you have many and
prolonged green flashes.

Glenn Schneider
@ South Pole 1982-83, 1983-84.

311  Date: 2007-09-17 21:37:52
Marydel Bains ( / no homepage) wrote:

It just looks butt freezing cold there. You have a cool (pardon the pun) web site. Seen any Polar Bears?

310  Date: 2007-09-16 15:25:24
Charles Nehlig ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello! Thanks for letting us taake part in your unique adventure at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
We can all get there via the webcam. I watch the goings on there every day...thats my adventure at SP.
I'm glad the Sun is 'coming up' and I wish you success and happiness all days of your life. Charles

309  Date: 2007-09-16 10:02:31
Rod ( / no homepage) wrote:

Wow, extremely nice pictures, have always been interested in the South pole!
From Frankfurt Germany, but live in Sacramento California

308  Date: 2007-09-15 02:47:23
James Patton ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello! I am Jim from Silverdale,Washington,USA.
I just saw your page today and was impressed with your pics and video of the aurora's. I am into astrononomy as a hobby and really enjoyed it. Wish you all the best, and hope to see more of your story and beautiful photography.

307  Date: 2007-09-14 21:42:32
Linda Corkhill ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from North Bend, Washington. Thanks for sharing your beautiful shots of the progression of the recent lunar eclipse with the bonus of the aurora. Your unique geographical location is probably envied a little by us all visiting the Space Weather page. Enjoy the rest of your winter and stay warm.

306  Date: 2007-09-14 03:27:28
Sydney Preston ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert,
Just wanted to tell you how much I loved the photograph of the lunar eclipse. It looked like a string of beads and made me smile. Stay warm!

Sydney Preston (female!), White Rock, British Colubia.

305  Date: 2007-09-13 13:08:46
Tara ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert!

I am in awe of your photos, esp the auroras and the lunar eclipse. Congrats on being featured on and APOD. Fantastic work, keep it up!

Tara Williams - Sydney, Australia

PS I'm a friend of Heidi and Brien

304  Date: 2007-09-13 08:02:30
deepak ( / no homepage) wrote:

Kool Pics
Just stumbled upon your website
I am in San Diego CA
Please tell me how can I visit south pole for few days



303  Date: 2007-09-12 22:52:00
Lowell Rathbun ( / no homepage) wrote:

Sorry to bother you again.
How long does the actual runrise take, from disk touching horizon to disk clearing horizon? (approximately)

302  Date: 2007-09-12 22:45:44
Lowell Rathbun ( / wrote:

I'm an electronic engineer in Beaverton, OR, just sw of Portland.
I had been watching the NOAA and USAP websites all year. The NOAA guys turned their camera back on Sept. 7th. Very fascinating site. Wish I could visit there.

301  Date: 2007-09-10 21:28:34
Mary Miller ( / wrote:

Hi Robert,
I was at the South Pole in 2001/2 and hope to get back in 2008. We did a web expedition for the Exploratorium and worked last year with the SP telescope folks. Love the lunar eclipse photos.

300  Date: 2007-09-10 19:04:28
Ronen Jacovi ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Iceman,
I'm Ronen, from Israel (well, quiet different weather we'v got here...), I'm a Planetary Sciences researcher (main topic is Titan and cometary ice).
I was absolutly fascinated while reading your website, to which I got through APOD.
Although I'm used to a totaly differents climate, I found myself thinking how great it could have been to be in the south pole - maybe for a post-doc ;-)...

I promise to visit your website every now and then :-)

299  Date: 2007-09-10 01:28:02
Jamie Sledd ( / wrote:

Hi Bert,
I am Tom Tatley's wife. Just watched your video of the aurora's. Beautiful! I dream of seeing them myself someday.
Stay warm,

298  Date: 2007-09-09 18:50:05
Anne Cabrera ( / wrote:

Hello Robert! Very warm greetings sticky sweaty southern United States. Saw your fabulous APOD photo and it led me to your site, where I've been happily distracted for the last two days! The info is incredible, your pictures are fantastic, and it is utterly fascinating to read of the great science you are doing. Your freezer-environment sounds good to me today (well, yikes, maybe only for a brief moment!), so I admire all of you there for enduring such a harsh place. Thanks for doing all that you are doing to benefit everyone. And thank you too for including the rest of us humanity in your work through your marvelous website! Take care, Anne

297  Date: 2007-09-09 10:27:01
joe cool ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Los Angeles. We could have used some of your cold last week when 17 people died of heat exhaustion. Great photos of the lunar eclipse. Thank you. Sad part is I can't forward your pic to friends. Joe.

296  Date: 2007-09-09 01:22:31
judy larru ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Mena, Arkansas-I will write down your web-site--I sub in our local high school. Therefore, I'm always on the lookout for something to tell/talk with the kids about-I will tell them about you and encourage them to check in-this gives the kids a broader expanse other than just games! Who knows-they may join you in years to come from looking and reading your experiences.

295  Date: 2007-09-08 21:27:48
David ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Des Moines, IA I got to u off of Astronomy picture of the day. Im just a kid and I think this stuff is cool.

294  Date: 2007-09-08 18:47:38
David North ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I've just seen your lunar eclipse sequence picture that was used as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on September 7th. It is a terrific picture. Keep warm! David (England, United Kingdom).

293  Date: 2007-09-08 06:39:29
Greg McCartney ( / wrote:

Aloha. Great photos. I posted one of your lunar eclipse photos to myweb site and noted you in the credit for the photo. We hardly ever get below 60 degrees Farenheit and yoy have negatice 60 degrees Celcius. Amazing. Someday I hope to visit the South Pole as well. Aloha e...

292  Date: 2007-09-08 03:08:36
Randall Giles ( / wrote:

I get a google gadget that displays astronomical photos, and your lunar eclipse sequence was featured today. Great shot, but, looking at your website, great work in general. I was up near Barrow, Alaska one winter, so I know the landscape (sort of) and certainly know some of the night you are coming out of. Enjoy sunrise!

291  Date: 2007-09-08 03:06:53
Bob ( / wrote:

Excellent site and photos. I also am in love with filmless photography. Saved the image from APOD. I have always wanted to winter over at the pole, thanks for sharing.

290  Date: 2007-09-08 02:14:20
Craig Hook ( / no homepage) wrote:

Bert! How are you? I was just sent your lunar eclipse photo. Awesome picture. I hope all is well. I am getting ready to put on the roof of my house. I will send you a picture sometime. Just down the road is a guy who is friends with Will Silva.

289  Date: 2007-09-08 01:39:06
Steven Budke ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great Pics!!! Found my way from APOD.


288  Date: 2007-09-08 00:36:33
Bryan Sherrill ( / wrote:

Caught your picture sequence of the eclipse on APOD, followed it to your website. Can't imagine the remoteness, nor the cold. Reckon its a relative thing, but 90 below is 90 below, which is too fricken cold for anyone or anything, must be just this side of liquid nitrogen. Curious what it is that keeps you occupied for the duration, and what and how & where you reaclimate to "normal" temps. Best of luck in the coming thaw. In the mean time, good luck.
BTW .. NE Tennessee here

287  Date: 2007-09-08 00:20:51
Scott Nehring ( / wrote:

I'm a teacher in Milwaukee, Wi... and I just finished telling my students that the coldest temp on Earth is about -70f...I guess I need to brush up on my stats.

286  Date: 2007-09-08 00:00:55
Richard Broughton ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello. Greetings from the original Lincoln, in England!
Saw the APOD item, and then this website. Many thanks for the pictures. Please keep them coming; they are fascinating glimpses into life at 90 degrees South. I have always wanted to visit.

285  Date: 2007-09-07 23:45:31
Cheryl S. Lied ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi! I'm from Marietta, GA, just outside of Atlanta. This is absolutely the most fascinating personal website I've ever read, and your photos are beautiful. Please keep posting!

284  Date: 2007-09-07 23:35:41
Jim Brennan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Bob

Thank you for the wonderful photographic work under extreme circumstances. I'm sure the community will give their collective nod of approval to your effort.

I send the APOD to my 11 grand kids in the hope that some might develop an interest in your work.

I have a question, Why do the images of the moon first go to a full eclipse and then reflect an orange glow for several segments and then return to the eclipse?

Thanks for the photo and if you find time to reply thanks again


283  Date: 2007-09-07 22:04:17
Niels Götting ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hallo Robert,

ein schönes APOD hast Du da eingestellt! Wir kennen uns übrigens aus einer nicht ganz so exotischen Gegend, nämlich von ein paar Beobachtungsnächten im HEGRA-Container auf La Palma. Das ist auch schon wieder einige Jahre her ...

Viele Grüße und noch viel Spaß am Südpol,

Niels (

282  Date: 2007-09-07 21:37:18
Buster Williams ( / no homepage) wrote:

Saw your eclipse picture on Astronomy Picture of the Day ... beautiful! Good luck & "stay cool"!

281  Date: 2007-09-07 21:36:40
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from upstate New York in the USA. I've always been interested in Antarctica. Enjoyed your lunar eclipse photo from the South Pole. Thanks!

280  Date: 2007-09-07 21:38:10
Yvonne Fernandes ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi just lost a previous thread, bear with me...Just wanted to know if you sell your photographs as loved the 28th Aug lunar eclipse sequence taken over 4 hours...

279  Date: 2007-09-07 19:53:34
Henrik Bondo ( / wrote:

Hello from Denmark! Fascinating to visit your site. Gives a hint at how it is too live there. Always wanted to. But no need for pathologists there!
Good Luck ...

278  Date: 2007-09-07 19:30:20
Ken Joy ( no email / wrote:

Another regular APOD visitor here (in the UK). All the best.

277  Date: 2007-09-07 19:37:56
Anne Bingham ( / wrote:

Hello from Wauwatosa, WI (a suburb of Milwaukee), where the weather thinks it's early August and so do the mosquitoes. I check the Astronomy Picture of the Day page (my two college-age sons got me hooked on it) and thought I'd say hello and absorb some of your cool weather. I'm off to check your website now! AB

276  Date: 2007-09-07 18:24:57
Ian Rumley ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Port Coquitlam, Canada (near Vancouver).
I got to your site via the Astronomy Picture of the Day. Very nice photo of the lunar eclipse. I observed it from my home, where unfortunately it started to cloud over during totality, so I missed the completion.

275  Date: 2007-09-07 18:05:46
Charlotte Stafford ( / no homepage) wrote:

Just wonderful! Super photos. Thank you for sharing this documentation with all of us. I live in Las Vegas, NV - wish I could send you some of our hot weather!

274  Date: 2007-09-07 17:46:39
Dana McPeek ( / wrote:

Found you because of your photo of the 08/07 Lunar eclipse. VERY impressive photo. Take care down there!

273  Date: 2007-09-07 17:42:43
Bill Rockenbeck ( / no homepage) wrote:

Love your site! Read the whole thing after following the APOD link.
Bellevue, Washington, USA

272  Date: 2007-09-07 17:27:19
Dave ( / no homepage) wrote:

wonderful phots from the South! I have bookedmarked the page and will continue to check in to your site.
Stay safe, and if possible, stay warm

271  Date: 2007-09-07 17:24:53
Kent ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from (appx) Lat 34.1, Long -117.5 in Southern California.

Temperature difference between you and me on Monday would have been close to 200F as it was 109F at my house.

Love the pics.


270  Date: 2007-09-07 17:02:27
elviro inama ( / no homepage) wrote:

ciao, iceman!
buon lavoro
Verona - Italia

269  Date: 2007-09-07 16:58:12
Lokase ( / no homepage) wrote:

Fantastic blog and incredible pictures. Linked here from APOD. Sounds like you all have a great time down their, must be a great team atmosphere.



268  Date: 2007-09-07 16:47:57
Eric Blood ( / no homepage) wrote:

just saw your picture on apod, and i really like it. i've been reading your blog too. nice work.

267  Date: 2007-09-07 16:33:02
Steve Blakely ( / no homepage) wrote:

Washington, DC, stumbled on your page through a link from APOD (Astronomy Pic of the Day). AMAZING photos of an amazing place! Thanks for the site, am passing it on.

266  Date: 2007-09-07 16:20:12
Len Sutherland ( / no homepage) wrote:

Paso Robles. CA.
Thanks, great work.

265  Date: 2007-09-07 15:51:43
diana duong ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thoroughly enjoyed your site. Learned about it from your lunar eclipse picture on apod (another great site). Thanks so much for the beautiful and entertaining pictures. I hope to be able to visit the antarctic one day.

- diana
san francisco

264  Date: 2007-09-07 15:37:51
Bill Murrell ( / no homepage) wrote:

Interesting website. Great pictures too! I found you on the APOD site.

263  Date: 2007-09-07 15:32:54
Alan Bredberg ( / no homepage) wrote:

Looks like a party between jobs. In the Galley Window picture group I was disappointed to see the American flag hanging incorrectly on the wall. The union must ALWAYS be in the upper left. Sorry

262  Date: 2007-09-07 15:32:27
Kevin Velarde ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings Robert,

A co-worker just sent me this web-page for a quick look. Great pictures! I'm going to bookmark it so I can spend more time reading later. Thanks for putting this together to share. I spent 16 month at McMurdo back in the day and WO '88'. Three weeks at the Pole setting up CMBR field camp. I have no idea if that camp is still in use? Best wishes in your next few months. I know that wonderful feeling of the sun coming back...but I also miss the darkness.

Cheers and enjoy NZ,

Kevin Velarde

261  Date: 2007-09-07 15:26:40
Annette ( / wrote:

your pictures are amazing. if you were to sell prints, i would definitely be the first in line to buy one.

260  Date: 2007-09-07 15:18:37
Ben Hudgens ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello, Your lunar eclipse photo sequence is great. APOTD. Thanks for sharing. I also observed the eclipse that morning though the temps were around 70 deg. F. ;)
Stephenville, TX

259  Date: 2007-09-07 14:45:57
claire gabriel ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I marveled at your time photo of the eclipse. We got to watch it from our porch in Wyoming, but much higher in the sky. Thanks for taking the time to record this event for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Stay warm!

258  Date: 2007-09-07 14:44:20
ron croda ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great eclipse photos. I lived in Bethel, AK for over 6 years. Walked home from work one day at -100F (w/wind chill)thinking that a guy could really get hurt out there.
Stay warm... regards, r.

257  Date: 2007-09-07 14:21:10
Holger Schoenfeldt ( / no homepage) wrote:

Your lunar eclipse photo at APOD ist fantastic!
Gretings from germany!
Holger Schoenfeldt

256  Date: 2007-09-07 14:19:26
Michael Dean Lewis ( / wrote:

Thanks for the lunar eclipse photos to APOD!

Hope all goes well for your spring/summer!!

Have you learned anything more about the apparent voids appearing in the universe?

Take Care,

255  Date: 2007-09-07 14:13:30
Scott Bean ( / wrote:

Hello from Manhattan, Kansas! Thanks for sharing your experiences at the pole, very fascinating to read! And your photos are amazing, I'm completely stunned by the aurora photographs you have, they are so beautiful. Thanks again! Stay warm, stay safe.


254  Date: 2007-09-07 13:48:55
Stan Richard ( / wrote:

Robert, congrats on a beautiful eclipse sequence image from the South Pole, and another congrats on the APOD today! I cannot imagine -90° F, ouch. Stay well down there and best wishes.

Stan Richard
Events in the Night Sky

253  Date: 2007-09-07 13:16:35
Chuck Anziulewicz ( / wrote:

GREETINGS from Charleston, West Virginia, USA! I was directed to your website after viewing your lunar eclipse photos on APOD. Thanks to your and your colleagues for opening a window to Antarctica for all of us northerners! My dad was a medical officer aboard a Naval supply ship that went to McMurdo in the early 1960s, and Antarctica has fascinated me ever since. Best wishes to all!

252  Date: 2007-09-07 13:13:07
Juan Agudelo ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi. I just saw your picture of the lunar eclipse in the Nasa APOD site, and linked to your site. Congratulations...
(I am from Colombia)

251  Date: 2007-09-07 13:11:42
Bill Webb ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great shot of the lunar eclipse today on APOD. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Bill Webb
Hurst, TX

250  Date: 2007-09-07 12:31:09
Greg Schwarz ( / wrote:

Saw your picture on APOD today. Had to stop by and
say "hi" to a fellow Schwarz! Stay warm.


249  Date: 2007-09-07 12:25:04
Jen Vogh ( / no homepage) wrote:

Saw your lovely photo on APOD - so glad you went to all the trouble to make the photos and work them in together. I will come back later and check out your aurora photos.
I am in Tulsa, OK, where we are expecting the remnants of Hurricane Henriette today - her rains are a welcome deprive from summers heat.

248  Date: 2007-09-07 12:11:31
Martin Powell ( / no homepage) wrote:

I saw your lunar eclipse picture on APOD - fascinating.

I live in Kent in the UK - it's late summer here and I'm watching the sunset slowly march south. It' a pleasant 23 deg today, sunny. Not too long till your dawn.

Keep warm and sane!


Martin Powell

247  Date: 2007-09-07 12:06:50
Anne Tisdale ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Blanco, Texas, which is a small town fifty miles from both Austin and San Antonio. I've been looking at the Astronomy Picture of the day for several years. I appreciate the peeks into things I can't see on my own.

246  Date: 2007-09-07 12:05:05
Kevin Kennelly ( / no homepage) wrote:

Ice Ice Baby!

Great pic on APOD (which as been my first site of the day for the last 7 years). Is it really -130 down there today???

245  Date: 2007-09-07 10:01:08
Greg Stone ( / wrote:


I'm from Westport,MA where we enjoyed half of the lunar eclipse before the moon set. I loved you sequence of photos on APOD, but I have a question: Why is the moon red at total eclipse, but the part that is in shadow while leading up to totality shows no olor? Is this an artifact of the camera (you need to expose for the lit half so not gathering much light from the shadow?), or is this the way it appears to the eye? (I should be able to answer that from my own experience, but I can't ;-)

244  Date: 2007-09-07 09:43:13
Stephan ( no email / wrote:

APOD is the first page I visit every day. Very nice picture, and the Aurora movie also.
Our group at the Univeristy in Kiel, Germany put two instruments (SEPT) on each of the two STEREO spacecraft, and we were waiting for some solar activity all this year too.

243  Date: 2007-09-07 09:02:39
George Ulloa ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thank you for the great pictures and comments. You make it possible for us that can't be there to expand our horizons.

George from Costa Rica

242  Date: 2007-09-07 08:55:01
Rod ( / no homepage) wrote:

I saw your eclipse composite at APOD today and now I am going to visit your great site more regularly. Good luck with the book It should be beautiful.

241  Date: 2007-09-07 08:50:13
Carole ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thank you for sharing your fascinating lunar eclipse photo. We in Central Florida got to see it also at least the beginning. I fell asleep. I'm also bookmarking your web site. Stay safe and warm.

240  Date: 2007-09-07 08:47:35
Ron ( / no homepage) wrote:

I also found your site through your site through your photo of the August eclipse. It turned out a lot better than my own photos of the event! I'm located north of Seattle, Washington in the United States.

239  Date: 2007-09-07 08:43:46
marcus rampfl ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello! I really love your page and especially your photos, they took me away and left me dreaming on my couch. From now on I will visit your page regularly. Thank you a lot for this wondeful moments.
Marcus from Munich

238  Date: 2007-09-07 08:18:04
Paul Kelly ( / no homepage) wrote:

Excellent picture of the Lunar Eclispe. You are gaining quite a following. Everything 'down under' must be like slow motion. Cause of the sun amd moon cycle. Must be quite a feeling living in sub-zero temperatures. Not a lot of us could do what you are doing. I expect to see some aurora pics in the coming weeks. I have only ever seen a aurora from where I live, in Omeath, Co. Louth, Ireland. Keep well and keep warm.

237  Date: 2007-09-07 08:01:04
Jeffrey Sinnock ( / wrote:

I thought zero was cold. Your lunar composite is way cool,I missed it thought it was the next night(sigh) so I will enjoy yours which are far better than I think I could of done since I live in washington and well we have clouds all the time. stay warm and you have great pics of the aurora

236  Date: 2007-09-07 08:00:44
al ( / no homepage) wrote:


20 yrs ago I was in the Antarctic on a British BAS base on the peninsula. Never saw an eclipse like that tho.


AL Glasgow Scotland

235  Date: 2007-09-07 07:49:41
Maureen Garrett ( / wrote:

Hello iceman. Your lunar eclipse time lapse image from the Astronomy Picture of the Day Web Site** was amazing.. mega "Wow!". Myself, I experienced the eclipse from Burning Man out in the Black Rock Desert, one of the last vestiges of dark skies remaining in the continental USA. **visited daily before bedtime.... Stay warm, sweet dreamns from San Rafael, CA. ``Mau

234  Date: 2007-09-07 07:33:47
helen & graham edwards ( / no homepage) wrote:

Came accross Iceman while browsing Astronomy picture of the day (great site)- as we do while indulging in our first grog of the evening. What a great find - your lunar eclipse sequence was magical- we enjoy your diary and your photos -thank you very much. Pleased there are still adventurers '--out there ' ( we are old - well seniors really !!!- Star Trek fans!! ) Keep warm .
regards Helen & Graham from Newport Beach Australia

233  Date: 2007-09-07 07:25:53
Deddy Hadinata ( / no homepage) wrote:

Nice picture of lunar eclipse from south pole! I can only imagine how difficult it was to take such a sequence since I live in warm tropical country of Indonesia.
Greetings, Deddy Hadinata, Bogor, Indonesia

232  Date: 2007-09-07 06:58:03
Rob Johnson ( no email / wrote:

Just seen your lunar eclipse sequence on APOD and wanted to say what an amazing picture taken under such unique and severe circumstances! The family have bookmarked your website to follow your work. Best wishes and keep warm!
Rob, Liverpool, UK.

231  Date: 2007-09-07 06:23:50
VIJAY R CHOUDHARI ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, Amezing sequence of pictures of lunar eclips.Perhaps it is the rearest occation to be there to capture this image.Wish you good health and expect excelent work in such harsh conditions. Keep it up. By the way I am from PUNE - INDIA and a hobby photographer.

230  Date: 2007-09-07 05:21:41
sophie pegrum ( / wrote:

I'm from the UK, and am living in Los Angeles. I am just preparing a gallery show of paintings and photographs inspired by my recent journeys to the Antarctic (not the Pole, only McMurdo) and the North Pole... It was so great to open my browser to your fantastic photograph of the eclipse. Enjoy the upcoming sunrise - how stunning it will be....
Thanks for the great image!

229  Date: 2007-09-07 05:18:43
Rolf Jansen ( / wrote:

Love your great lunar eclipse sequence! Also just realized it's well over 100 deg C warmer here in Tempe, AZ, than where you are... Cheers, Rolf.

228  Date: 2007-09-07 05:22:42
David Johnson ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from Menlo Park, CA. When I sign on to my personal computer it always takes me to the Astronomy Picture of the Day. I always look at the photo and read the caption. No matter how busy or rushed. Today it was your photo. Nice work and thanks for doing that. There have been several lunar eclipse photos, but yours with the moon parallel to the horizon was just amazing. I read the caption and ended up here. I thought you might enjoy a note from a stranger who appreciates your photographic skill. Hope your are doing well. Take care. DJ

227  Date: 2007-09-07 02:21:51
Kat ( / no homepage) wrote:

what are you doing down there? Are you there with others or alone?

226  Date: 2007-09-06 20:29:37
Tom Tatley ( / no homepage) wrote:

BERT!!! I'll see you in Mcmurdo, I get there on Oct. 6th as a summer electrician

225  Date: 2007-09-05 19:47:14
Adrienne D'Souza ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey just wanted to say keep up he good photography... and take care of my Cuz Kari Nester while ur at it. Also my sister Tracy D'Souza is coming down soon. take pictures of ice sickles coming form her nose

224  Date: 2007-09-05 13:20:10
Laura Kay ( / wrote:

GREAT photos- lovely lunar eclipse!
(I'm an astronomy prof. who wintered in 1984/85)

Check out the fiction and film lists on my Polar
class website listed above.


223  Date: 2007-09-04 17:26:49
Ann Hailey ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Davenport, Iowa, USA! My son sent me a postcard featuring one of your beautiful images. Thank you for sharing your art.

222  Date: 2007-09-04 04:10:38
Christine Smith ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi - I have signed your book once before, but I thought I would let you know how much I have enjoyed looking at all the photos. I am Paul (the Plumber) Smith's mother and its been really good seeing some photos of him & all you others

221  Date: 2007-09-03 19:53:55
Karen Dallett ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello - Living in Park City UT, currently. Home of fluffy, perfect snow - however there is less of it these days - Thank you for the eclipse timed photos - the shift is here - can you feel the change there ? I host an NPR radio program - The Green Earth - so am VERY interested in what you are experiencing this trip re: climate change,species reactions, texture of the ice. fantastic that re where you are. karen

220  Date: 2007-09-03 14:02:28
Ivan Kerns ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman. I am from Carlisle, Pa, and a Table Tennis Friend of one of you cohorts down there - Johan Booth, who occasionally sends me pics and info. Pick up a paddle and whomp up on him for me - if you can... Chuckles
Thank you for all your website work..

219  Date: 2007-09-03 11:25:51
Leif.Lundgren ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Iceman!
thank's for your efforts to keep the world up to date on what is happening on the South Pole!
Leif Lundgren
Stockholm, Sweden

218  Date: 2007-09-01 23:46:34
Pam Costner ( / no homepage) wrote:

thanks for this. It is great to see. Take care of yourself and I will check back often now that I know you are there.

217  Date: 2007-09-01 10:00:40
Joseph M. Castiglione ( / no homepage) wrote:

I hail from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA and posses twenty years experience in spacecraft operations at NASAs' Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA with spacecraft that performed a wide variety of Earth Observations especially Earth Magnetospheric Interactions with The Solar Wind as they occur at the poles. I am a lover of all science and of our beautiful planet at large. Good Luck and stay Safe and Warm.

216  Date: 2007-08-31 03:44:17
Aline ( / no homepage) wrote:

My nephew (sister's son)- Bobby Drake - is currently in Antarctica again. Guess he's been down there (w/Raytheon) also about 7 times. Sometimes he winters over, but sometimes he's just there for a 6-mo "summer" stretch. He just went down about a week or so ago... Where exactly is he? Not sure - he may be @ McMurdo...
Was about to send this but started reading the mail below & I see that #200 is from Kimberly Stineburg: she's my niece - Bobby's sister. What a small world...
Good luck down there. Enjoy that wondrous beauty. Keep warm...

215  Date: 2007-08-31 02:51:51
Jay DeClercque ( / no homepage) wrote:

I live in the foot hills of the Oregon Coast, approx 50 miles SW of Portland, Oregon.I have always loved the poles and what they offer,especially the South Pole.I would love to be there with you.Good luck always.Jay

214  Date: 2007-08-30 23:10:24
Donald Winburn ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great eclipse photo and only two days old!
You guys have it made. I winter over at the South Pole 78-79. Sometimes it would take the mail two weeks just to get off the ice

213  Date: 2007-08-30 23:04:41
Johanna James ( / no homepage) wrote:

What a wonderful experience you must be having. I had a taste of Antartica in Janurary 06, a summer tour of the Antartic peninsula. That was so wonderful and we visited some of the weather stations. A once in a life time trip for me. I have now been on all seven continents!

I hope all the scientic data you and the team gather will be of good use.

212  Date: 2007-08-30 22:44:57
Sandy Herb ( / no homepage) wrote:

Wow! I am originally from Liverpool,UK living in Pensylvania,USA....big time admirer of Shackelton...and grew up with "Scott of the Antartic"stories....hope to visit Antarctica before I die...
Thank you so much for the great pictures!

211  Date: 2007-08-30 22:33:36
Gary ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert,Gary here at the cdc.Great stuff.Hope your winter has been going well.Say Hi to all down there.

210  Date: 2007-08-30 18:22:54
Country willie ( / no homepage) wrote:

I write zombie songs about Anartica

209  Date: 2007-08-30 15:52:55
Virginia Durfee ( / no homepage) wrote:

I live in Imlay,NV(Northern Nevada)Those were great pics of the eclipse on,
Keep sending the great pics for us to see

208  Date: 2007-08-30 15:37:56
Dan VonBank ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert,

Glad you still have this site up and running this year. Its been great to know whats happening down there this winter. See ya in October.


207  Date: 2007-08-30 14:02:40
Kimberly Stineburg ( / no homepage) wrote:

my brother Bobby Drake sent the lunar eclipse pix to me, just wanted you to know how WONDERFUL i think they are!....stay warm~~~Peace~K in AZ~~

206  Date: 2007-08-30 13:47:45
Joyce Nester ( / no homepage) wrote:

hello and greetings from Radford, VA our niece Kari Nester (who is on the pole, too) has shared some of your spectacular photographs with us and we just love them. you have talent and an unbeatable subject! best wishes, joyce

205  Date: 2007-08-30 13:34:06
Debbie Cassese ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great pictures!! I am from Wallington, NJ. (it's across the Hudson River) I am a first grade teacher in East Rutherford, NJ. It's the next town over from where I live. I will be sure to show my students your pictures. Thanks.

204  Date: 2007-08-30 13:21:17
Michael Zeitlin ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thunderstorms today in Houston - a balmy 85 degrees F.
A jet of cool air right about now would be welcome.
Great website and pictures.

203  Date: 2007-08-30 13:20:55
Patty Finlayson ( / wrote:

the state of Delaware

202  Date: 2007-08-30 12:58:21
Gregor A. Manns ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Irwin, PA USA and the temp is going up to the +80 F today.

While stationed at Havre Montana in the 60's I experienced -50 F below temperatures at an elevation of 3200 ft. When it warmed up to a -20 it did feel warm. I can't imagine spending, what would seem like a lifetime, in temperatures at -90 F.
Stay warm and keep up the good work.

201  Date: 2007-08-30 12:52:48
Gene Diamond ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am a college friend of Del Watson and his daughter has been at the Pole for several years and she has many a great story to relate but your website is a real eye awakener about life at the Pole. My son was in the USAF in Alaska for 8 years and made several trips to the outposts of the Aleutian Islands and his details of the harshness are scary but nothing compared to your extended stay at the Pole. I wish you a very pleasant tour. Currently reside in Ocala, FL.

200  Date: 2007-08-30 11:46:08
Miguel Muzquiz Cantu ( / no homepage) wrote:

What a wonderful site, place and people,I am from Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. I am studying the relations to the Aztecs beliefs to the sun maximums and minimums of sunspots, read the reports in SpaceWeather,today they included your magnificent pictures of the eclipse, that carried me to this marvelous place, exactly the opposite to the desert where I live... but a chance to meet real scientists like you and your world. Will you let me cite you in my pages?... best wishes and excuse my english

199  Date: 2007-08-30 11:34:34
Helen Cost ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Royal Oak, Michigan, where we often have cloudy skies, so we miss many of the astronomical events. Does the space station ever fly over the south pole?? Great pictures and great website. Helen

198  Date: 2007-08-30 10:30:33
Grandma Swan ( / no homepage) wrote:

This is a gr8 website=Thanx 4 sharing Your Adventures with us! Grandma Swan & The Cygnets=Mush On!

197  Date: 2007-08-30 08:58:36
the Fleming's ( / no homepage) wrote:

kansas look's like this in the winter.without the aurora, we would love to see it from your end of the world.'s in the 90's here. stay cool:}

196  Date: 2007-08-30 08:12:07
Paul Warrener ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Excellent photography. Excellent site. I'm a Space Weather reader. We get to see the occasional Aurora here in the North of Scotland, but not on the magnitude of your images. Brillant stuff keep posting it!

195  Date: 2007-08-30 09:10:59
Col Maybury ( / wrote:

What a wonderful site and place. I am a radio reporter for 2NUR-FM in Newcastle New South Wales, Australia. We are 150 kms north of Sydney on the east coast. I would like to interview you at the time of the equinox and I will connect us both with our regular correspondent Snaevarr Gudmundsson in Hafnarfjordur Iceland. Would you take part in a phone hookup like that across the world. In fact I don't think you and Snaevarr could be further apart and still remain on the planet? Regards, Col.

194  Date: 2007-08-30 05:47:27
Dallas-Betty ( / no homepage) wrote:

Dallas Tx Thanks for sharing lunar / aurora photos and webpage . Comet McNaught must have been great from your location. Keep safe on your vacation and keep sharing.

193  Date: 2007-08-30 05:16:14
Pierre Desrochers ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from Baie-Comeau province of Québec, Canada.
I am new at your website, it seems to be very interesting and i will add it to my favorites.

192  Date: 2007-08-30 04:49:49
Lynette ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi! I'm from Texas. I was searching for some photos of the lunar eclipse and found your site. Great photo progression. We got up early here, got one of the kids out of bed, but it was worth seeing. Clear, clear sky here. I enjoyed reading your notes about life working in Antarctica. I am a mystery writer and I think it would be an interesting setting for a book. :)

191  Date: 2007-08-30 04:09:13
William Hamm ( / no homepage) wrote:

Mutiny Bay, Freeland,Whidbey Island, Wa.

190  Date: 2007-08-30 03:26:47
Nate ( / no homepage) wrote:

I loved looking at your pictures and reading your notes. I was at McMurdo and Taylor Dome for 6-7 weeks in '94 and still have mixed (yet fond) memories of being there. I'm from Ohio

189  Date: 2007-08-30 03:19:05
John Henzell ( / no homepage) wrote:

Inspiring -- thanks for making the effort in the long dark winter.

188  Date: 2007-08-30 00:28:22
Mark Fossati ( / no homepage) wrote:

Everett, Washington
5:25 PM Wednesday High Temp 80 Forcast low 56.
I found your site through, Thank you for sharing with the general public and I will spend more time with your links, Be safe & stay warm and the very best in all of your science

187  Date: 2007-08-29 19:38:38
Edie ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Iceman!
My name is Edie and I live in Las Vegas, where it's now 12:30 in the afternoon and 100 F, we expect it to be 107 today, quite a bit warmer than your south pole!
I saw your pictures on SpaceWeather, great job! I stayed up and took some pictures too, but they didn't come out as good as yours.
Loved reading your page and looking at your pictures, also downloaded your Aurora video, Wow! it's amazing!
Thank you for sharing your experiences with everyone .
Stay out of the "smoking lounge" and watch out for those "Things" lurking in the ice! ( the old version always creeped me out!)
Lots of warm hugs!

186  Date: 2007-08-29 17:12:18
Diana ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman,
I'm here in Oswego, New York, on the lovely shore of Lake Ontario. Saw your photos on, and I thought I'd stop by and say hey...
We get lots of snow here, so that doesn't bother me. I think that the endless night would finish me off. You are definitely made of hardy stock!
Take care, and stay warm.
Best wishes from Upstate New York,

185  Date: 2007-08-29 16:27:46
Rita ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great pictures of the lunar eclipse and the auroras. Your website is great.

I am a Canadian and am used to a bit of cold but would never want to experience the extreme cold temperatures you have down there.

Gatineau, Quebec

184  Date: 2007-08-29 15:49:31
Kim ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Great lunar eclipse photos! I'd love to go to Antarctica, maybe even for a summer or a winter. I'm a meteorologist, so maybe someday!

Briarcliff Manor, NY

183  Date: 2007-08-29 14:28:11
Peter Torp ( / no homepage) wrote:

I like your website and enjoy what looking at all your postings. Keep up the good work.

Peter Torp
San Francisco, California

182  Date: 2007-08-29 14:13:41
Dave Blackborow ( / wrote:

Great Picture of the lunar eclipse
Would love your clear skies but don't want the cold.
All the best from Winterbourne Stoke, Stonehenge, UK

181  Date: 2007-08-29 14:11:51
Linda ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Traverse City Michigan USA

I'm a daily visitor to and just viewed your beautiful photos of the lunar eclipse & auroras on that website! I will bookmark your website to view other great photos, too.

Thank you for sharing them with us,

180  Date: 2007-08-29 13:29:28
Fabio Rezzonico ( / wrote:

Nice picture, a little of envy, I'd really like to see how the pole is like, but I do not know if I could stand such a long period of cold.
For the moment I'm contenting myself with my collection of penguins (see my website).
Fabio, near Zürich, Switzerland

179  Date: 2007-08-29 13:21:06
Carrie ( / no homepage) wrote:

Saw your link on Spaceweather and checked it out, wonderful pictures. Way too cold for me though. Thanks for sharing your experiences with everyone. Carrie Southern Illinois

178  Date: 2007-08-29 11:51:51
John Meester ( / no homepage) wrote:

Came across your website accidentally. Really enjoyed it. Have often thought about what it would be like to spend a winter in Antarctica. Any openings?

Oshawa, Ontario

177  Date: 2007-08-29 10:09:37
William Erickson ( / no homepage) wrote:

Mr. Schwarz
It will take me some time to explore your website, but I will! I have already enjoyed your photos.
I teach physics and chemistry at Dakar Academy, an American system school in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. No shortage of Sun, heat, or humidity here!

176  Date: 2007-08-29 09:49:03
Greg ( / wrote:

You don't happen to do any shortwave radio down there? Got any frequencies for your or other polar stations or any transmission schedules?
Have fun ;)

175  Date: 2007-08-29 08:10:00
Thomas Gould ( / no homepage) wrote:

Very nice site!

174  Date: 2007-08-29 05:55:53
Ivana ( / no homepage) wrote:

WARM regards!!!!
from Brazil
2‹ 34Œ 59.88 S
44‹ 17Œ 57.12 W

173  Date: 2007-08-29 05:14:56
Sandy ( no email / wrote:

I saw your lunar eclipse photographs posted on the website.
( They are soooo great and I loved how you put them with the aurora borealis! If you need a place to warm your feet on your way home from the pole give me a holler in ABQ, New Mexico! Take Care ~ Sandy

172  Date: 2007-08-29 05:10:11
Sandy ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello from beautiful sunny Southern California! (Chatsworth-suburb of LA) Your website is wonderful; thank you for sharing your experience with us! I look forward to see more pics from last night's lunar eclipse.

171  Date: 2007-08-29 03:29:58
Jay Lawson ( / wrote:

Excellent photos of the aurora and the eclipse. I saw your link on Spaceweather and thought I would say hello from Sparks Nevada!!

170  Date: 2007-08-29 02:57:31
Jane Rose ( / no homepage) wrote:

Fantastic pictures. I'm Liz' mom from Madison WI,

169  Date: 2007-08-29 02:15:59
lIZ ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from Pueblo CO and my boyfriend Neil Davis is on the ice w/you right now. It has been such of a pleasure looking at your page and seeing how beautiful it is there. I thank you for sharing your experience w/the world and for making me feel closer to Neil. Liz

168  Date: 2007-08-28 11:51:19
Rudi ( / no homepage) wrote:

Servus Robert, i bin a Spezl vom Johan. Der hot mir gsogt, daß Du do untn so Sachan mogst ois wia Oktobafest in Ledahosn feian. I bin auf Entwicklungshilfe in Neiseeland (Nelson), und wennst do amoi vabeikimmst (koa Ausred, da Johan streift do oft durch), dann schau amoi vabei auf a Lebakassemme. Ois Guade, da Rudi

167  Date: 2007-08-28 01:35:28
Lyn Slater ( / no homepage) wrote:

Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Long ago, one-time tennis partner of John Booth who sends news and photos including yours. Wonderful for we insular, middle American folks.

166  Date: 2007-08-27 17:42:05
Bob Oldham ( / no homepage) wrote:

Just looking at the south pole and found this site.

165  Date: 2007-08-24 06:29:03
Charlotte HUme ( / wrote:

I know this is a strange request. But we are looking for photos of faces made out of vegetables by people in all corners of the son and I keep a blog. We would dearly love one from Antartica. Do you have any stored veg out there?

164  Date: 2007-08-23 04:21:58
Jonathan Owen (aka JonO) ( / no homepage) wrote:

Heya Robert!

I'm not sure if you remember me, but this is JonO (Jonathan Owen) one of the Fuelie Supervisors who was down at the pole during the Austral Summer Season (2006-2007). Anyway, a friend of Johann Booth's forwarded me some of your photos.

Nice work with the wide angle lens. You guys must be pretty keen on seeing the first light, as well the rapid approach of your redeployment. Good luck, and perhaps I'll see you in Mactown... who knows... my job prospects are keeping me on the cusp of a real cliff hanger for a year.



163  Date: 2007-08-17 22:36:41
Hamp Rutledge ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Eugene, Oregon. My son is working on the IceCube project and spent 3 weeks down there in Jan-Feb so I got interested. The pictures you post are awsome. You and Heide have great sites. Thanks for sharing with us.

162  Date: 2007-08-17 07:35:35
Bonnie ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman. I'm from British Columbia. A little mountain village near a city called Kamloops. The coldest it gets here is -40ish. That's plenty cold for me. I don't know how you even breath there! Once it gets below -25 here, I wrap a scarf around my mouth and nose, bundle up like bear and try to stay inside. Stay warm. Your site really makes me appreciate my nice warm home! But, I love the lightshow you get there. One of God's great gifts for sure.

161  Date: 2007-08-16 16:46:05
Donald ( / no homepage) wrote:

AKA WaterDon. I live near Tampa, Florida. Your links have helped me find great things. Have you any new ones from Palmer?

160  Date: 2007-08-14 19:25:19
Angela ( / no homepage) wrote:

great website....I am also baking here in texas today...the temp is 105....

159  Date: 2007-08-14 03:25:59
Cynthia ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert!! Love the photos, wish I were there to see the night sky myself. Hope you're having a great winter, and say hi to the dark sector crowd for me. :-)

158  Date: 2007-08-14 01:06:55
Steve ( / no homepage) wrote:

Like your stuff; I'm presently living in Hiram, Ohio, USA

157  Date: 2007-08-10 07:00:20
Richard Artus ( / no homepage) wrote:

Glad to sign your guest book. I could ALMOST, not quite say I envy you folks down there. Im BAKING here in Vero Beach, Fl. PLUS keeping my eyes out for those NASTY Hurricanes.

156  Date: 2007-08-10 04:15:36
Susan ( / no homepage) wrote:

I think this is such a hoot. You guys are awesome to be willing to do what you are doing. Happy rest of the winter!

155  Date: 2007-08-08 17:49:48
Mickey Dyer ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am Nate's mom from Liberty, MO. Tell him I said mornin' nate! I enjoy very much reading your entries and photos - thanks.

154  Date: 2007-08-06 13:40:46
Mary Boscamp ( / no homepage) wrote:

Bozeman, Montana: Living and working in Dubois, Wyoming. Life's tough, but good,eh?

153  Date: 2007-08-04 09:01:50
Jon ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Some nurses sitting around looking at your pictures. We're at DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan, USA. Saw that your temp is going from negative 80 F to positive 24 this week. Heat wave, eh? Hope you brought your swimming suit and tanning lotion.
Sun screen, that type of thing.

Warmest regards...

Jon, Joe, and Angie

152  Date: 2007-07-29 18:34:11
Peter Chylewski ( / no homepage) wrote:

hi iceman,
i'm hoping you're fine down there. ah, the sky must be beautiful! here in basel, switzerland one only gets to see our own light pollution.
keep it up!

151  Date: 2007-07-29 03:39:42
Ben ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Indiana, USA. Being in the science field, it has been a life long dream to spend time at 90South, even winter over....with a young son now, I am uncertain I can stomach the time away from him and my wife. I admire your strength.

PS How many times have you taken part in the 300 club?

150  Date: 2007-07-29 00:01:29
jason ( / wrote:

Wanamingo, MN USA... Tell you what, it's about 92 degrees outside and about 80 inside. I stripped down to my sandals and raced outside, ran around my house and jumped back in the house again. Does that make me part of the "12 Club"? Hmm, I guess that doesn't have the same ring as the 300 club. Very impressive. Love your website, I wish I could spend a winter down there! Any need for software engineers who love research? :-)

149  Date: 2007-07-24 03:14:52
George Ritchie ( / no homepage) wrote:

Christchurch NZ - love your photos and commentary, real passion which is always inspiring, as is the place itself. How is iit down there - cold and dark. I expect it is one of those places where extremes sharpen the experience of life - to really know and experience the light, you must know and experience the dark, to know warmth, know the cold. Something like that. I watched your time lapse movie of Antarctica and the Auroras - how do i download it, pay you for the privilege. I'd love to use it to introduce my workshops to inspire teams to great things. I think I have corresponded before, but then I expect you get thousands of visitors. I'd really like to purchase some print quality photos or digital images to put on the walls of my office and home.

148  Date: 2007-07-22 23:16:59
glenn welden ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert, Hope all is well. How's the volleyball going? Is Andy still kicking ass? Tell him and Paul and Kari and Teri and Emrys I said Hi.
Are you getting many good aurora shots this year?
Take care, glenn.

147  Date: 2007-07-18 17:42:42
Michi ( / no homepage) wrote:

Many greetings from Munich, good ol`germany

Hi du, die Seite ist ja echt toll und die Bilder sensationell! Freu mich auf Post

LG Michi

146  Date: 2007-07-17 08:34:41
Imran Ahmed Awan ( / wrote:

Greetings from London, England. Got this link from wikipedia.
I would really love to visit you guys one day. Its looks amazing. If i ever get the chance i would bring you some Arabian Hubbly Bubbly (Sheesha) and some English Chocolates. That should buy me a weeks accomodation ;o)
Keep up the good work my friend

145  Date: 2007-07-15 01:03:02
Andrea Sech ( / no homepage) wrote:

Enjoyed your aurora video. Live in Downingtown, PA. I enjoy reading your posts.

144  Date: 2007-07-14 20:35:28
Gary Trimble ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from the campus at Stanford; I ran across your webpage link on Wikipedia. I hope you are keeping busy on your latest winter there!

143  Date: 2007-07-12 20:49:56
Brian ( / no homepage) wrote:

Live in NYC and thinking about a trip to Antarctica in 2009. Keep warm!

142  Date: 2007-07-08 20:25:05
Ryan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Folsom, CA. It was 109F here yesterday, could you send some of your cold this way?

I really enjoyed the 2006 aurora video, thanks for putting that together, and thanks for keeping this website updated, it always makes for a fascinating read.

141  Date: 2007-07-02 17:13:37
ben mccoy ( / wrote:

residing in Northern California...wish i could visit the South Pole just once in this life!
i am keen on both the geographic Poles and have always been much interested in the subject and its scientific/exploration history.

140  Date: 2007-07-02 02:40:20
tom ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Huntingdon, Tennessee. I have enjoyed reading your posts.In contrast to your weather we had 90 deg. temp and 75% humidity. very sweaty! I wish I could experience those -100 temps just one time, especially this time of year. Its nice to read your posts because you seem to really enjoy your time down there. Best of luck for the rest of your stay. E-mail me back if you can. By the way, your pics are awesome.

139  Date: 2007-06-22 15:17:58
Dominic Carney ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman,
I am writing a novel on Global Warming and key sections are set in Antarctica. My first draft is just about finished and I wondered if you would do me the honour of being a reader? I would hugely appeciate your opinion on same.

138  Date: 2007-06-14 09:50:02
Joe ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Just passng by from Durham, UK - hope you have some torch batteries if its 3 months until sunrise!

137  Date: 2007-06-14 02:50:19
Mary Ed Teuton ( / wrote:

Currently in Los Angeles for a visit, I have been in Oregon for a couple of years, and am visiting friends and family before I move to Alaska. I am interested in working at South Pole in the near future.

136  Date: 2007-06-13 09:54:50
George Ritchie ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Christchurch NZ and loved you photo in the Press, May 9 of the aurora australis. I wondered if I could purchase a copy, as large as possible while still retaining the quality. It is truly beautiful. Hey, being down there in the dark for so long, you must really get in touch with now, and the "is-ness" of everything - must be a wonderfully spiritual place

135  Date: 2007-06-12 18:02:39
Michael Coyle ( / no homepage) wrote:

I live in Dublin, Ireland and remember reading about Captain Scott as a child so have always been interested in the South Pole. I hope some day to visit Norway or Iceland to see the Northern Lights but don't expect to ever see the southern version.

134  Date: 2007-06-09 18:51:53
Denis ( / wrote:

Hello Robert,
just a little word from California.
Take care and remember the clouds in the blue sky, the deep blue sky at sunset.


133  Date: 2007-06-07 05:04:01
Deborah Castleman ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from Santa Monica, California. I like to stargaze... and was particularly intrigued to read about your experiences of the weeks-long sunset and growing twilight. To think of the sky getting darker and darker each DAY, and to stargaze during the DAY... fascinating! (The only time I have seen the stars during the daytime was during a total solar eclipse.)

132  Date: 2007-05-28 10:24:27
denise ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, I'm Derek's (Abolotins)girl's Mum.
Your photos make a big difference to our understanding of how it is down there.
Denise Molloy (Australia)

131  Date: 2007-05-24 03:00:48
Dean Marchak ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Very interesting site. You have a lot of nice photos. Thank You

130  Date: 2007-05-15 21:10:40
Don ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I don't mind my tax money being spent to keep you in beer. I do mind some mouse-clicking suit in Denver getting paid with my tax money to tell you what to call the "Beer Can".
Hoist one for me the next time you're in the Galley!

129  Date: 2007-05-12 11:56:40
Cora ( no email / wrote:

I have looked some pages and received useful knowledges. It's good!

128  Date: 2007-05-12 11:49:43
Dave Ford ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert

127  Date: 2007-05-11 15:15:11
Felski Peter ( / no homepage) wrote:

Na kannst Du Dich noch an diesen Felski aus dem Doppel Zug erinnern .Als wir noch Brüder waren und unsere Lieder schmeterten wie z.b Ski fahrn usw. also wollte nur einen lieben Kameraden Gruß los werden und falls Interesse besteht melde Dich mal ich werde nächstes Jahr ein Kameraden Treffen organisieren vieleicht kannst Du ja dabei sein.
Gruß und Glück ab
Peter Felski SG: AD
Und halt die Ohren gut eingepackt sonst brechen sie Dir ab

126  Date: 2007-04-23 19:31:18
Andy Lensink ( / no homepage) wrote:

I'm writing from Denver, Colorado.

Great website!

125  Date: 2007-04-17 04:04:15
Scott Warren ( / no homepage) wrote:

Northern Kentucky, about 30 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio.

124  Date: 2007-04-16 00:51:53
Liz Topaz ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi writing from Sharon, MA. My husband summered in antactica 3x - about a hundred years ago!! My littlest one has become very interested in the antactic, so we've been enjoying your site. It's nice to see communications have improved ham radio was about it in the olden days ;). Keep warm. - Liz

123  Date: 2007-04-14 02:29:05
Georges Tremblay ( / no homepage) wrote:

Good luck from Québec

122  Date: 2007-04-08 16:42:28
Paul Evered ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi there,
I have just been looking at some current web cam photos of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and noticed what looks like the word "MOM" has been written in the snow.

I was wanting to know more about the writing?


(South Australia)

121  Date: 2007-04-07 18:10:34
glenn welden ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert, Thanks for helping me get my pole fix. I've only been gone since Feb 8th, but I miss the ice. And I miss my pals Kevin, Paul and Kari, and Teri. Could you give them all a big hug for me and ask them to write me please. I don't have their emails. Keep up the cool site and I'll see you later for some more volleyball. Thanks Iceman.

120  Date: 2007-04-07 03:04:32
Stuart Rawlinson ( / no homepage) wrote:

My, how things have changed at Pole. I was on the first winter-over team at "new" pole station in 1974-1975. Lived at the "old" IGY station for the summer and then transferred to the new station for the winter. Also summered at McM in 1970-1971. Have since been in touch with Bill Spindler, including sending him images of the old days at McM and Pole. Now living in Las Vegas, NV, working for a subcontractor to the Department of Energy. Certainly would like to return to Pole in the future (for the summer). You have great images.

119  Date: 2007-04-02 15:23:00
Christian Harling ( / wrote:

Hi Robert,
ich dachte ich könnte meinen alten Banknachbarn mal wieder zum Geburtstag in Deutschland beglückwünschen - und schon bist Du wieder zum Südpol entwischt. Trotzdem ganz liebe Grüße aus München! Genieß den Winter, wird hoffentlich nicht zu lange dauern ;-)

118  Date: 2007-04-01 17:54:38
Mike Honsinger ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, just checking in, looking for what's left of my work (the buildings in the dome and old arches) thanks for keeping the world up speed on what's happening in the real down under. My son just did some time at the NORTH pole with his sub, spent time on the ice while VIPs rode under ice and back the next day. He got word he was having a baby up there the same way I found out about him at the south pole 33yr ago!
NMCB71 73,74 summer support TF43
Lapeer, Michigan USA

117  Date: 2007-03-30 01:06:11
Ellie ( / no homepage) wrote:

hi im from Tassie so im not that far away from antartica. hope its not too cold over there; its raining right now. supose it doesn't rain over there. well hope you write to me, id love to hear from some one different!


116  Date: 2007-03-29 17:05:29
Susan ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from southern Utah. I teach third grade at a small school in Orderville Utah. I am a friend of Jon and Janice Martin. They have been fabulous to visit my school and send us email. I am so excited that they get to go to Palmer station and we can continue emailing them.

115  Date: 2007-03-27 10:57:19
donald stewart ( / no homepage) wrote:

From Upper Jay, NY. More trees, fewer penguins and not quite as cold as your part of the world. Keep in there, iceman.

114  Date: 2007-03-24 06:45:02
Nigel Holloway ( / no homepage) wrote:

I would love to visit antarctica but as an individual it appears almost impossible other than a brief encounter from a cruise ship.
I am Australian and an avid reader/web cruiser of the cold continent. Happy winter over.

113  Date: 2007-03-22 18:27:08
tim anderson ( / wrote:

my son jordan is down there with you this winter and i'm waiting for you guys to post some new aurora pics

112  Date: 2007-03-21 03:11:37
goo ( / no homepage) wrote:

emrys knows me! and i appreciate all the photos and updates!

111  Date: 2007-03-21 02:06:30
christine smith ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from New Zealand and I am Paul Smith's mother and am thoroughly enjoying all the photos that he has sent and also your web page.

Look forwarding to seeing some more

110  Date: 2007-03-18 12:42:25
Tim Schilling ( / wrote:

hallo robert,
das ist ja wirklich sehr beeindruckend ! super bilder und super site. wir haben uns doch im januar 06 im media markt in neuaubing gesehen... tja, gestern habe ich die rechnung in die hände bekommen...ich habe mir die internetsite auf die rückseite geschrieben. und jetzt bin ich hier ! echt aufregend. schöne grüße auch von kerstin! viel spass in deinem 6. winter und grüße aus dem "warmen" alling,
tim mit kerstin, moritz (und bald der lena=nur noch 11 tage...:) )

109  Date: 2007-03-17 04:14:34
Bob Fraser ( / no homepage) wrote:

I flew a Navy radar barrier out of Argentia, Newfounland back in the 1950's. High latitudes have held a fascination ever since - tho that was small change compared to where you are. Thanks for the website.

108  Date: 2007-03-15 20:11:51
Johannes (Austria) ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert,
thanks for the birthday greetings. Didn't know you did it again. Have fun and we'll meet next Physik-LK event.

107  Date: 2007-03-14 13:53:43
Will Jefferies ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello, Just saw your page whilst looking for expeditions to see the Northern (or Southern) Lights.

Amazing pictures!!

I'm in Shepherd's Bush - London UK. Its a bit chilly here today - not quite -56C though.

Hope all's well down there.

106  Date: 2007-03-14 05:21:00
Matt Rombach ( / no homepage) wrote:

I hoping to land a job on the ice next austral summer. I love reading your blog!

105  Date: 2007-03-02 20:20:22
rebekah ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi! I live in Seattle Washington and I am a friend of one of your Co-workers. Jordan A. from Madison. His website has a link to yours. What an incredible way of life!

all the best,

104  Date: 2007-03-01 17:00:46
Irene Aboltins ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, I'm Derek's mother. I'm from Gippsland in Victoria where it's hot and humid, been averaging 29deg with humidity of 70%. I can't imagine what it would be like down there. Take care.

103  Date: 2007-02-25 08:31:59
Bobbie ( / wrote:

I found lots of intresting things here. Best regards!

102  Date: 2007-02-21 19:06:37
Rufus ( / wrote:

You have a cool site

101  Date: 2007-02-16 07:23:17
Stefan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Du schon wieder da unten? Geh doch noch mal an den Nordpol, solange es ihn noch gibt... :-)

Wünsche wie immer erquickliches Forschen und möge es im nächsten antarktischen Sommer endlich mal klappen mit dem gemeinsamen Fliagn! Beste Grüße, Stefan

100  Date: 2007-02-07 07:51:38
Mary Ed ( / no homepage) wrote:

Currently in Oregon, on my way to Alaska to live.

99  Date: 2007-02-05 22:48:56
Craig ( / no homepage) wrote:

Sorry I will not be at volley ball! Have a good winter.

98  Date: 2007-01-31 23:29:56
Lydia Sevilla-Balizet ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert, I hope you had a great Christmas. Where are you now ? Will you be returning to Co? I just retired from teaching. Spent time with my Dad in Puerto Rico and am here in Pueblo now.
Happy birthday ahead of time in March if I don't hear from you.
Keep safe. Love, Lydia

97  Date: 2007-01-20 14:27:22
BB ( no email / wrote:

Exellent site and i will vizit this again

96  Date: 2007-01-18 06:58:37
Joseph Bayley ( / no homepage) wrote:

I hope the cookies are as good this year as in 04 when I made them. I messede up on of the prints I bought from you and I wanted to find out how to get another, shoot me an email

hope it all is well for you

95  Date: 2006-12-13 21:06:12
CH (LTC) Bo Bankston ( / no homepage) wrote:

Just viewed the pics - very interesting.
How did you get a gig at the South Pole?
The new building looks nice.
Keep warm down there.

Chaplain (LTC) Bo Bankston

94  Date: 2006-12-11 02:47:41
marty ( / no homepage) wrote:

the iceman cometh

93  Date: 2006-12-09 23:50:48
Larry Pogalar ( / no homepage) wrote:

Will global warming affect you?

92  Date: 2006-12-07 11:57:49
Joe Denison ( / no homepage) wrote:

signing in from ten miles under the ground!

91  Date: 2006-12-04 22:05:37
Jerry Fontaine ( / no homepage) wrote:

Nice site! I love the snow.

90  Date: 2006-11-23 17:11:12
timmy batter ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello from ireland!!!,

89  Date: 2006-11-22 23:39:44
Jack ( / no homepage) wrote:

Very nice!! Looks great!!

88  Date: 2006-11-16 15:42:59
Heike ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hola Iceman,
habe gerade deine Story in der Fly and Glide gelesen, Hut ab bei der Kälte!! Wenn du dich mal in europäischen Gefilden aufhältst, dann komm doch mal auf den Kanaren vorbei, wo ich meine permanent resident aufgeschlagen habe. Hier kann man nämlich soaren und richtig fliegen bei "normalen" Temperaturen, das ganze Jahr über :-))
Take care and good landings (ha ha)

87  Date: 2006-11-14 20:58:05
Mike Honsinger NMCB71, 1973,74 ( / no homepage) wrote:

You have a great site, I'm awestruck by the photos. I see the new station is almost done. Sad to think that my carpentery work (33yr. ago) is finally comming down. I know some of the guys that worked on the first station (50's) and they said the same thing about their work. I hope we can get up enough money to bring part of the dome back and maybe some of little red huts. It was funny to see crews smashing the things apart with hammers when all we did was stand the walls and bolt them together in full pannels, don't see how breaking them up is going to save space, or do they have a compactor to crush the junk?
Any way GREAT SITE have fun and work safe. Thanks for the tape.

86  Date: 2006-11-14 19:46:19
Holly ( / wrote:

Well done! |

85  Date: 2006-11-13 14:26:39
Cassandra Martin ( / no homepage) wrote:

I love your site and I love the pictures.Thanks for sharing with the rest of the world.

84  Date: 2006-11-03 03:36:47
Brian Barker ( / no homepage) wrote:

Lovely photos ...Thanks for sharing with us

83  Date: 2006-10-31 19:50:40
Jack Suconik ( / wrote:

Because the world sleeps while awake, and tormenting, mine is a voice for animals,
human, and non human. STRIVING FOR A BETTER WORLD

82  Date: 2006-10-30 17:40:34
Ray Perry ( / no homepage) wrote:

great web site, well done and thank you

81  Date: 2006-10-29 04:02:43
Joe Nickence ( / wrote:

Hi. I'm from the Upper Peninsula of MI, USA. City of Gladstone, in Delta county.

Great photos!

80  Date: 2006-10-26 19:19:54
onyegbu ( / no homepage) wrote:

lovely site thanks mumumumumumum

79  Date: 2006-10-15 05:26:46
Alisha Bailey ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey, well I am from Australia but have been a bit of a nomad the last three years. Met you, Robert, in the Cook Islands and you dived with us, Dive Rarotonga, 17 times.
Would love to catch up with you again. Wouldn't it be great if it was in Antartica!!
Viel spass and keep smiling
Alisha (Dive Master Barbie)

78  Date: 2006-10-14 02:12:00
Susan Zapata ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Mike, just goofing around on internet and saw your name, same as my brother. Don't know what a Rehm is doing there but hey, I am in Bolivia, so guess we are wanderers. Take care!

77  Date: 2006-10-10 19:55:27
binsche ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert,
mal wieder meine Bookmarks durchforstet und gesehen, dass du schon wieder unten bist :-)
Viele Grüße (noch) aus Mainz!

76  Date: 2006-10-04 17:13:58
Hannah ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi there
Love, love, love your site - what fabulous photos. I'm desperate to get to Antarctica some day but as I have precisely no useful skills (journalism may be fun but in terms of practicality, not so great) I think it'll be a while before I can wheedle my way down there. Enjoy your last month - I'm stuck in London and very envious!

75  Date: 2006-09-21 19:10:00
Bruna, Fernanda and Alessandra ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Robert!

We read your message, thanks to write to us. How are you? How is the cold, still the same? How often does the aurora apper? We want to see more pictures, they are very beautiful!
We like your experience, it is very funny. What are you doing there exactly?
We think it's great, but it's impossible to us.
Well, bye and good luck.

* minus 69??!!!

74  Date: 2006-09-16 14:50:14
Petra-Süx&Sexy ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, ich war hier...

herzliche Grüße, aber mich friert jetzt erst recht!

73  Date: 2006-09-13 18:15:23
Bruna, Fernanda e Alessandra ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Robert!
We are Bruna, Fernanda and Alessandra. We live in Brazil (Sao Paulo). We(Bru and Fe) are twin sisters. We are 13 years old and Alessandra, our English teacher, is 32 years old. We saw you and your bedroom in some pictures of our English book(Energy one)! We thought the article very interesting and important, so we'd like to know more things about you and your life. Please write us back!!!
Best wishes
Bruna, Fernanda and Alessandra.

72  Date: 2006-09-12 05:32:37
jamie taylor ( / no homepage) wrote:

from clarksville arkansas. will be heading to the pole for the first time in october and was just surfing around trying to learn a little about what i'm getting myself into. dug your site.

71  Date: 2006-09-09 11:07:22
Tom Vorwerk ( / no homepage) wrote:

It's Margaret's birthday today (Sept.9th) We will try to tune in on the radio interview today at 10am our time....

70  Date: 2006-09-08 08:56:53
Maryanne Leonard ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, iceman! My name is Maryanne Leonard, and I am living in entirely too warm Westlake Village, California. Your site caught my eye because my husband, Don, was planning to go spend a year down at the South Pole when he was working for the Bureau of Standards (old name) in Boulder after he graduated from the University of Colorado, way back in the 1960's. Luckily he didn't go because he got a job with Lockheed in Atlanta and transferred to California, which led to our meeting, and we've been married 35 years now! (Luck, pluck and virtue were at work to achieve this goal!) But we've kept an eye on the South Pole more than most folks. I wonder if he'd been able to take the isolation in those days as a bachelor, with only an elderly widowed mother as his continuing contact in the USA. Does the internet keep you from losing your mind, or do you abandon all efforts to appear not to have done so? All the guys who came back from there seem to have paid quite a price back in those days. One wandered off and never was found. With TV (do you get it?), radio, books, CDs, tapes, etc., and possibly cell phone connections (do you have that by any chance?), you are probably not nearly as cut off from the world as they were. (Of course they had books, but not much else!) We saw a good movie last year about a guy who went back to rescue his sled dogs, abandoned down there for months, who had learned to survive in the wilderness. Did you see it? Do you get movies? Everything but dancing girls these days maybe, hm? With women's lib nowadays, maybe even that too, who knows? Did you know that doctor who had to operate on herself? Where are you from originally? USA I presume? Whereabouts? If you get time, let me hear from you. My husband will be interested in reading what you write, I'm sure!
Best regards, Maryanne Leonard,

69  Date: 2006-07-24 20:53:53
wilfried jaques ( / wrote:

Greetings from Belgium. Wilfried.

68  Date: 2006-07-23 08:56:35
Clive ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert
Enjoyed your web page. I worked in the Antarctic in the early 70's with the British and find all things related to people in the Antarctic fascinating. I wonder if there is a web site somewhere where there is a rogues gallery of all the winter personnel with a little background info on them and their work.
Looking forward to future updates

67  Date: 2006-07-23 01:09:47
mike ( no email / wrote:

Fascinating site...Yay for the 300 club..I want to join...

Take care and have FUN


66  Date: 2006-07-19 06:05:41
Ghani ( / wrote:

I am male 71 in Karachi-Pakistan.Fascinated by the beauty of South Pole.The temperture here is 36 *C (A diffrence of 118 *C)
Keep the beauty for future generations.

65  Date: 2006-07-17 00:09:49
Jenny Swanson ( / wrote:

Really enjoyed the pictures, hope your next few months fly by fast and fun!

64  Date: 2006-07-13 20:43:19
Johannes ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hallo Robert,
ich zerfliesse gerade wie jede Nacht bei fast 30 Grad, weil es nicht auskühlen will, da musste ich daran denken wo es jetzt wohl angenehm kühl ist...
Einen schönen Gruss aus Wien, Johannes

63  Date: 2006-07-12 20:50:45
Bertram ( / wrote:

Hallo Iceman, brrr muss ja ganz schön kalt sein bei dir... Viele Grüße aus Gotha in Thüringen schicken dir Bertram und Jonathan. Wir haben eine eigene Homepage und sammeln Gaestebucheintraege aus aller Welt. Einen vom Suedpol waere natürlich super. Also schreibe bitte in unser Gästebuch Viele Grüsse Bertram

62  Date: 2006-07-03 18:07:56
Jens ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Robert,
today you got the headline of the biggest bavarian newspaper with the photo of yourself and the german banner at the South Pole. More infos by email.
Your old buddy from school,
Jens-Peter (Munich, Germany)

61  Date: 2006-07-01 23:56:45
Lydia Balizet ( / no homepage) wrote:

Roberto, What a surprise to know you're in the Soth Pole for a 6th time!!! You're amazing. Your pictures are glorious!!!

I think often about you. I was thinking though, I had wanted for you and my daughter to fall in love and get married, but now I know she would not have been able to compete with the south pole.

I'm so glad you love it so and can go there; (stay at the pole!) Your Mom surely misses you despite having her grandchild. i'm convinced.

Our son Bernard finished his Masters in English Lit, and is looking into a PhD program. Ariane, our daughter, finished her PhD in British Literature, early modernist, Shakespere is her specialty. She defends her dissertation in December. Is looking for Tenured track position at a University.
I'm still teaching in High School.(This is my last year). Lou is also practicing oncology. We're well.

Dear Roberto, keep safe and well. Come and visit us in Pueblo any time. You can stay with us. We would love to have you.
I was glad to see you celebrated also el cinco de mayo down under. Now, you will have to celebrate the 25th of July, The day of the constitution in Puerto Rico. Vale ? De acuerdo.
A big hug and Kiss Roberto, from your Spanish teacher at USC in Pueblo Colorado. Lydia Balizet

60  Date: 2006-06-29 23:02:16
mike the spole kid ( / wrote:

damm, missed U in ChCh and @Pole the last time.
and it's looking like they aint gonna send me down no mo ............. #;'(
oh thats shrchlich !
from Bezerkeley, caleeeeeeeefornia

59  Date: 2006-06-12 21:03:22
Jim Halfpenny ( no email / wrote:

USARP 1969 or so - Dry Valleys
thanks for all the great up dates and PICTURES!!

58  Date: 2006-06-02 11:55:11
Carolin Baumann ( / wrote:

Hallo Iceman,
ich bin ganz gefangen von deinen Waaaahnsinnsbildern. Turbo-Krakehl! Ich werd auf jeden Fall des öfteren mal bei Dir vorbeichecken!
Liebe Grüße vom Berg

57  Date: 2006-05-31 05:50:59
Renee' (Leggz) ( / no homepage) wrote:

hiya Robert. I was just cruzin thru south pole pages and found yours, great pics, now i know what my husband is really up to. haha I cant wait to see him in oct! Around here they call him the Rev. Chong. We'll see if you can figure out which one of you guys he is. good luck.

56  Date: 2006-05-29 17:23:24
Kate ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert
Just a hi from one of your 2005 lunchtable buddies!
We "heart" our lunch table!
kate xx

55  Date: 2006-05-26 16:15:31
Russell Lester ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Robert its Russell, just surfing around and thought I would drop by your site. Its great to see whats going on a Pole, keep up the great work and stay warm.

54  Date: 2006-05-25 22:50:16
--TBAS ( / wrote:

Nice pics! You guys are all insane--but it seems to work. I hadn't seen the current actual pole until your pic, making it like the new station was a pretty neat idea.

My location:Baghdad. (contractor)

53  Date: 2006-05-14 10:12:48
Dave Mason ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello from The North Pole. Well almost. Everyone here in Sterling,Alaska says Hello and hang in there baby.

52  Date: 2006-05-13 00:35:06
philip dumas ( / no homepage) wrote:

I live in morrisville Pa. It is 25 miles north of. Phila.Enjoy reading ab out your experences at the south pole

51  Date: 2006-05-11 17:12:20
Drew Goodwin ( / wrote:

Thanks for having me here. I'm looking for a favorite recipie from your turf. (For a dinner party)

Many thanks,

50  Date: 2006-05-07 23:46:02
Gene Williamson ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great photos, way too long a night. Stay warm.

49  Date: 2006-04-07 02:52:40
--TBAS ( / wrote:

Hailing from Baghdad... A friend of mine over here got me hooked into looking at getting down on the Ice. So I've been doing the same as him and looking up every site I can find. (including, of course, Neals blog with his links). just checkin' it out!

48  Date: 2006-03-26 03:33:42
Jennifer ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello, I was just wondering if someone could tell me how JD Mayfield passed away? I believe he Wintered over in 1996 or 1997. We heard he passed away in Feb 2004. We wonder what happened to him? Thanks.

47  Date: 2006-03-13 19:59:04
Johannes v. Hochmeister ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hallo Robert,
danke für die Geburtstagsgrüße aus der ferne. Du warst der entfernteste Gratulant. Viel Spass und wenn Du wieder im Lande bist sollten wir ein Festl mit Wolfgang Dirr und der LK Truppe machen.

Johannes (Vienna) Austria (where Mozart ist from - not the one with the kangoroos)

46  Date: 2006-03-13 06:57:17
Roopesh Ojha ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert
Wow you sure seem to have become a lifer down there! It is a great website and I will be returning to it and pointing others to it.
Cheers Roopesh (WO 1999)

45  Date: 2006-03-03 06:50:01
Lorna ( / wrote:

I live in Ottawa, and came to your site via Neal. It's fascinating and beautiful.

44  Date: 2006-03-01 22:06:40
Teri ( / wrote:

Hi, I'm from somewhere in Wisconsin, US of A (but not Madison...)
I'm here via a link in Neal's blog (

43  Date: 2006-03-01 12:38:49
Eliza ( / wrote:

Hello! I came here via a link from the "Nowhere-to-go-but-up" blog. This is a great site; lots of interesting reading and photographs. I haven't had time to see it all today, so will be returning. Loved the aurora photos, and especially liked the circular photo of everyone's reflection in the mirrorball south pole marker.

42  Date: 2006-02-28 03:52:49
Canuck cook ( / wrote:

What's Alan's email I need to harass that bugger! Been drinking alot, same as usual.... crazy flippers 5 years in a row! ED 07 BABY!
write me back... tell alan

41  Date: 2006-02-07 15:55:02
Jeanne Blair ( / no homepage) wrote:

Glad your back. This is Tracy Blair's Mom signing again. Tracy is at the Pole Summer and Winterover. Just wanted to let you know how much Tracy's Son and I enjoy you your pictures and updates, it's really great for us when Tracy pops up. Enjoy your winter, I'll be watching and reading from Daytona Beach, Florida.

40  Date: 2006-01-29 10:46:38
Thomas Hübner ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Lieber Robert,

wie konnte mir als großem Fan von Eis und Schnee Deine Internetseite nur so lange verborgen bleiben?
"Diese Welt am Südpol hat ja nun gar nichts Wirtliches, sie empfängt den Besucher doch nur auf eigene Rechnung; sie duldet sein Eindringen, seine Gegenwart auf eine nicht geheure Weise und Gefühle des still bedrohlich Elementaren, des nicht eimal Feindseligen, sind es, die von ihr ausgehen. Das Kind der Zivilisation aber, dem die wilde Natur von Hause aus fremd ist, ist ihrer Größe zugänglich. Mit beinahe religiöser Furcht tritt es vor sie hin und unterhält eine beständige fromme Erschütterung und scheue Erregung in seiner Seele."

39  Date: 2006-01-27 23:25:57
Ken Laninga ( / wrote:

Keep warm, you guys and gals! I live in a COLD climate too!

38  Date: 2006-01-27 14:26:41
vicky ( / no homepage) wrote:

hallo iceman!

dein bildband fiel mir bei katharina ullmann in die hände und machte mich auf mehr neugierig. ich finde deine bilder sehr beeindruckend und sie machen sogar ein bisschen "neidisch". katharina und ich sind seit der grundschule befreundet. als "münchener griechinen" haben wir eher bezug zur sonne als zur kälte...deine seite bringt in der tat eine faszinierende welt "näher".

Viele Grüße aus München

37  Date: 2005-12-17 01:59:20
Mike Lawhorn ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great Site!! I am very facinated about the South Pole and the cold climate. Take care and be safe!

Mike Lawhorn
Odenton, MD

36  Date: 2005-11-01 20:37:53
Christina ( / no homepage) wrote:

Your site is excellent, so many pictures!! I have a brother that is down at the South Pole right now, and it is SO nice to be able to see what he is experiencing. Thanks for the great site!

35  Date: 2005-09-26 19:04:54
Don ( / no homepage) wrote:

I live near Tampa, Florida. I found your link on Dale's webpage.

34  Date: 2005-09-16 18:42:04
Sabina ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am a friend of Kate Battens who sent me your link. If you are still in the South Pole can you please find Kate (kiwi Kate) and give her a big belated birthday hug for me. ( Or whatever is appropriate) Presently I am in France but am originally from Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
ps your site is great

33  Date: 2005-08-26 00:10:40
Eddie Ball ( / no homepage) wrote:

When are you going to get your frozen German A-- off that ice. You've been down there so long I heard they have voted you President, Alan is Vice-Pres I guess. Why don't you both take a short break and come to the states. I'll buy Alan a beer and you a milk, it does a body good. Talk to you soon.

Barnardsville, NC

32  Date: 2005-08-12 09:39:10
rolX ( / wrote:

Hi IceMan, I've sent you an e-mail with an update of my flight-log - so whatch out for some thermionics :-) and keep youself warm!!!

Greetings from the lake of Constance - Germany


31  Date: 2005-08-11 04:59:43
Lawrence W Lee ( / wrote:

Hello from Tucson, Arizona.

Must have been in 1979 that I had a brief chat with someone at South Pole Station via Ham radio, when I was much younger and still DXing on SSB. I seem to recall that it was the first time a woman was doing a winter-over. But memory fades.

I could never wait so long for sunrise.

30  Date: 2005-06-28 08:34:51
Henry Hewett ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am from Adelaide South Australia. My curiosity was incurred by a friend advising the sun does not rise from the east but from directly overhead at the poles. I wish you well in your adventure.

29  Date: 2005-06-09 07:30:22
selwyn peacock ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi I'm Canadian, living in Australia, have spent 17 season in Antarctica with the Australians, starting 1987 to 2003. I operate heavy machinery and my matr Mark Largermann a mech is with you at the pole. Great pics I know what its like !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers Sel

28  Date: 2005-04-28 18:17:49
Ralf ( / wrote:

hey ho,
bist du jetzt endlich kalt genug gestellt um wieder in lauschigere gefilde zu kommen? ich meine, nichts gegen ein bisschen schnee dann und wann aber das ist doch auf dauer einfach zu flach ;)
ich bin mittlerweile in ein neues büro hier gezogen - nachdem viele geschäfte pleite machen steht hier vieles leer. bevor es hier die totale geisterstadt wird komm ich dann auch nach mc murdo (a bisserl berg muss scho sein!) - noch besteht aber hoffnung, also schau mal vorbei wenn du aufgetaut bist!

27  Date: 2005-04-14 23:34:49
Frank Ball ( / no homepage) wrote:

You have done a nice job of presenting recent pictures of the Pole community. Congratulations. I was a summer Station Mechanic from 1992 to 1996. I went to many Sunday Science Lectures in the now-recycled galley.

San Diego is my home before and after my Pole experience.

26  Date: 2005-04-12 00:14:41
Sue lederman ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman, great site, pictures are amazing, stay warm, Thanks for sharing

25  Date: 2005-04-11 09:48:44
Daniel Ash ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Ohio State University! I came upon your page while I was trawling the net for interesting grist, and I was amazed by the depth of your efforts to document the fascinating polar lifestyle for others to see. I only wish I could go! I wonder what sort of experiments in my own field (molecular biology) are going on down there. Stay warm and keep up the good work!

24  Date: 2005-03-12 22:49:35
Lydia Sevilla-Balizet ( / no homepage) wrote:

Saludos Roberto. Great Pictures !!!

Love, Lydia and family from sunny Pueblo, Colorado

23  Date: 2005-03-05 11:25:55
Meike und Schorsch ( / wrote:

Servus Robert!
Nachdems bei uns auch schon lange kalt (relativ) ist, erinnerten wir uns an das kurze aber lustige Zusammentreffen auf einer Plätte bei Regen in Burghausen auf Moni und Stefans Hochzeitsfest! Deine Polgeschichten haben wir nun mit Bildern aufgefrischt und wir verstehen nun auch, warum der alk manchmal ausgeht...! Halte durch beim größten Big Brother der Welt!!!
Wir gehen davon aus, dass du von der Vermehrung des Paares weißt - anscheinend gehts ihnen gut, man hört zumindest wenig! Viel Spaß noch und cu mal wieder in Burghausen! Meike und Schorsch

22  Date: 2005-02-25 03:28:15
jamie thomas ( / no homepage) wrote:

hey iceman! i'm dropping this note from sunny san luis obispo, california (although the last week has given us nothing but rain)! i'm a landscape architecture student at cal poly and i'm currently in the middle of my senior project. what would prompt me to your site? my senior project, of course! i am designing a memorial at the south pole station! your site is a wonderful insight into the life of "pollies" and has been great to look through! i only wish there were a way i could get down there! for now, i guess i'll content myself with the vicarious experience! haha!

21  Date: 2005-02-22 21:12:27
Leon Allen ( / no homepage) wrote:

San Jose, California, USA
I liked the how to dress page

20  Date: 2005-02-22 19:10:16
Bruce Kegel ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I am writing from the computer lab at Utah Valley State College. Tell my old friend Jon Martin hello for me. He is with the plumbing crew. We used to work together. Thanks for sharing this site with the public. I am looking forward to looking through it.

19  Date: 2005-02-22 11:34:18
Rob Macpherson ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi,I'm from Redhill England. There's a dusting of snow here at the moment. Thought I would show my children where the real stuff is.

18  Date: 2005-01-30 05:51:22
Susan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi I'm from Sydney, Australia. Enjoyed your site. Believe I know a work mate of yours "Daisy" very well. Take care ..Susan

17  Date: 2005-01-20 07:49:09
Glen Arseneault ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi iceman, I am from the province of Quebec in Canada, i was in Antarctica in year 2000 and i was part of the crew who flown James Lovell and Owen Gariot to the Pole. One day i would really like to go back and work for a few months,its a place where you can only meet interresting people of many different places in the world!, ,i would like to say hello also to the young lady who works at the pole communication station (in the dome),,You have a great Web site also wish you all the best

16  Date: 2005-01-12 23:48:42
Amy Armijo Kennedy ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert,

Hello from sunny California! Love your site! Looks like you are having fun at the South Pole. It was so great to see you at the Pueblo reunion in Germany. We will have to do it again sometime. Take care and best wishes for the new year.


15  Date: 2004-12-25 05:51:47
Michelle ( / no homepage) wrote:

Love this website, great pictures

14  Date: 2004-12-24 20:50:23
Jodi Henderson ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert!
We miss you a lot at the I-House in Chicago! Write often, and let us know how you're doing.
Best Wishes and Merry Christmas,

13  Date: 2004-12-22 20:15:44
David Plitt ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Robert, we just received your post cards. Great web page. You should think about doing this for a living. Making web sites that is. Take care and Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear.

Dave Plitt and Bob Metz

12  Date: 2004-12-22 18:24:56
Karl-Heinz Kuhlmann ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hallo Robert Schwarz, ich habe mir die Bilder von Ihrer Reise zum Südpol angesehen. Einfach toll. Ich hoffe, Sie haben inzwischen meine eMail zum Weihnachtsfest erhalten. Sie war zunächst zurückgekommen. Es war ein Fehler in der Anschrift. Bin gespannt, ob diese Zeilen Sie erreichen. Nochmals frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr. Herzliche Grüße from Old Germany. Karl-Heinz Kuhlmann.

11  Date: 2004-12-17 16:41:20
stacie tanner ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great job on your website! I love checking it out and reminiscing about my summer at pole. Good on ya and I look forward to hearing from you during the winter!

10  Date: 2004-12-12 03:37:55
Diane B ( / no homepage) wrote:

Just visiting your very enjoyable site, like to check in from time to time. Keep up the good work!!
Until next time from Easton, Pennsylvania....

9  Date: 2004-12-11 15:07:59
victor coules ( / no homepage) wrote:

Gday I am looking at your site from Perth W.A

8  Date: 2004-12-01 00:44:44
Jeanne Blair ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, I am from Daytona Beach, Fl. My son is at the pole a winterover and now still there for the summer. I enjoy your pictures. If you run into Tracy Blair, tell him you heard from me. Keep the great pictures coming.

7  Date: 2004-11-27 14:22:53
Rose Marie A. Gabriel ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am female, 50 years old and live in the Philippines (lowland area, in the metropolis). I am a newcomer when it comes to computer/internet use. I got interested about South Pole because a lot has been published about the north pole. Have a nice day. I hope to hear from you thru my e-mail. Thanks and good luck.

6  Date: 2004-10-31 06:23:57
Jaime Grogan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman

It's Jaime the English girl you met out paragliding.

Enjoy your time at the pole. Looking forward to hearing about your next adventure.

Bye for now


5  Date: 2004-10-30 17:41:51
AQ1 ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Iceman,
super homepage, we`ll stay in contact.
PS:Du solltest für die neue Saison einen neuen Folder anlegen! :-)

4  Date: 2004-10-25 15:49:19
angel ledger ( / no homepage) wrote:

very interesting. I enjoyed the photos. I hope to one day experience the extreme cold also.

good luck

3  Date: 2004-10-21 20:48:59
Kim Braschwitz ( / no homepage) wrote:

Greetings from Cary North Carolina. Have a great summer!

2  Date: 2004-10-15 16:22:30
Kathrin ( / no homepage) wrote:

Huhu Robert,
belager gerade das Büro von der Tina und hab mir deine Internetseite angeschaut. Eis, Schnee und lauter dick eingepackte Leute, kann dich kaum von den anderen unterscheiden!!! Vielleicht solltest du ein "Gangart-" Video mit einspielen:-)
Liebe Grüße Deine Kathrin

1  Date: 2004-10-15 16:22:14 ( / no homepage) wrote: