• Question: Did you do anything else whilst you were in the arctic?

    Asked by RandomKitty to Miriam on 12 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Miriam Hogg

      Miriam Hogg answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      I did a few things while I was there. I went to the EISCAT radar dish for a week and we were allowed to run an experiment in groups of 5. That was very scary because they had to triple check we did everything properly because it was so expensive and high powered. We also looked at some of the other instruments on the island that were nearby but we weren’t allowed to play with those.

      As for fun things I explored an Ice cave and rode a snow mobile and explored an abandoned mine!. There were many other things I could have done but I was a bit too shy and scared to do. Some of my friends went on a boating trip to see seals and walrus, some people went on hiking trips that lasted a few days (one group came across a polar bear!), we did lots of skiing and snow boarding in the nearby mountains/glaciers.

      we were there for 6 months so we got to do a fair bit. One of my friends enjoyed it so much she stayed there to do her PhD!