Privyet!


We’ve successfully made it to Yakutsk!    Right now, Andrew, Sudeep, John, Kate B, Polaris Alum Anya (2008), and I are sitting in the third floor lobby of our hotel, all on our laptops, trying to determine how long our internet will last (150 Mb limit).  We’ve now flown 2 redeyes and have covered (from Northfield) 15 time zones.  Overall, I would say that morale is high and luck is on our side (no injuries, etc.).  After lunch, we’ll be going to the permafrost institute here in Yakutsk, where Polaris PI Valentin Spektor is a scientist.  Despite it being quite warm outside (23º C), the tunnels under the institute are below freezing and that is something we will welcome!