(because I know you all are curious)
As Holly mentioned in a previous post, we had surprisingly manageable weather for Antarctica. Temps hovered around -10°C (14°F) the entire trip, but we got all flavors of -10°C. Some days it was calm and sunny, but usually strong winds rolled off the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which brought the wind-chill down to -30°C (-22°F). On Christmas Eve Eve (aka, December 23rd), it actually snowed on us! I know, I know, we’re talking Antarctica, Land of Ice, so you probably expect that it snows all the time there. But in fact, Antarctica is a desert, and its quite rare to experience snow in the Transantarctic Mountains. Lucky us!