Today we’re headed to Shackleton Glacier Camp, where we’ll spend a night or so while we wait to be flown to our first field site. In the past few days, we’ve been packing up all of our equipment and food. All of our cargo totaled to over 4,000 pounds!
Yesterday, we practiced snowmobile driving and crevasse rescue — important for when we are walking on glaciers so that we know how to save one of our team members if they fall through a hole in the ice.We had a beautiful snowmobile ride to the flanks of Mt. Erebus, an active volcano visible from McMurdo station!
More from the field soon!