Dr. Christian Wild is a postdoc in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, USA. He is an ice-scientist who focuses on Antarctic ice shelves and their interaction with ocean tides. Within the TARSAN project, he will collect geophysical measurements of ice thickness, internal layers in the snow pack and rates of firn compaction to integrate them with air- and space borne measurements. His goal is to gain a more regional understanding of ice-shelf stability in the Amundsen Sea. Christian also spends a big part of his life hanging by his fingertips. He is a keen rock climber, loves chocolate and shares his adventures on his online blog.