Feb 12 2013

Update on the search for Thomas

Published by at 7:35 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

I’ve been asked to add this update to the blog.

Dear Friends,

Finally a new update on the situation with Thomas…

Since the beginning of January daylight is rapidly increasing in the Ambler valley. By now they are at 9 hours of daylight. There is still not a lot of snow and what is there is too powdery to drive up the valley with snow mobiles. There have been several flights over the valleys there which lead to nothing. Next week our friend Seth from Kotzebue and Eric, our pilot, are going to land in the valley and walk to all the cabins there to look for any kind of disturbance. All the cabins there have boards on the windows and door as a protection from bears. They will enter the cabins if there’s any sign that Thomas was or is there. Only two of these cabins were really searched at an earlier phase. We hope to find any clues to where Thomas is or what could have happened to him.

Depending on what may be found now there will be a ground search after the break up of the ice, most likely in early June.
Some of you have been asking about the need for donations. There are still a number of expenses and we are still in need to raise more funds. So any contribution is highly appreciated.

If anybody would still like to contribute financially please send a check made out to Recovery Fund for Thomas Seibold to First National Bank, PO Box 627, Three Lakes, WI 54562. For anybody who could more easily transfer money to a European account, send an email to odemakwa@teachingdrum.org asking for bank details or give your phonenumber and someone will call you back. You can also call and ask for bank details in europe (715 546 2944) and we will give you the necessary information.

Thank you for all the kind words and any support.



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2 Responses to “Update on the search for Thomas”

  1. Jordan Manleyon 19 Feb 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Have you thought of utilizing the backcountry skis or skiers to get in there? There is nowhere you can’t go with skis, if you have someone along who knows the snow.

  2. Scout-in-trainingon 19 Mar 2013 at 2:53 am

    Oy gevalt… I hope you can find him soon, but if not, I hope he’s living out there and having a great time.

    How can an American make money contributions? I’d love to help.

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