Broken up ice at the transition from sea ice to land near Scott Base.
Number for the Turkey Trot
Allie describing a boulder.
View from the plane.
Maggie and Gordon walking. See the moraines?
View flying from Shackleton Camp to Roberts Massif
Trophy for the Manhauling winner. Note Mt. Erebus erupting in the background.
About to land at Roberts Massif (the rock seen in the background).
Chris standing on a moraine.
Maggie’s luggafe for Antarctica
View of McMurdo Station from above
The first group to finish the “Manhauling” race (McMurdo to Scott Base).
The Observation Tube, which has windows just below the sea ice.
Gordon and Greg discuss landing and approach strategies at the Dominion Range field site using aerial photos.
View from the window of the Ob Tube.
Gordon unloads the plane onto the ice.
5K Turkey Trot route with Observation Hill in the backgroung
Roses in the Christchurch Botanical Garden
Our three Scott tents.
Maggie and Allie, just off the plane in Antarctica.
Maggie climbing into the Ob Tube.
Aircraft on the ice.
The flight from Dallas to Sydney was 17 hours! While I tried to get up from my window seat as often as possible, sitting for so long constricted the blood flow in my legs, and my ankles became very swollen! The struggles of long-haul flights…
Packing up the snowmobile sleds to travel to camp.
Scott Base is New Zealand’s base on Ross Island, just a mile from McMurdo.
Allie on Observation Hill
Where we eat in the Galley.
The aircraft for our “ice flight”
Running the 5K Turkey Trot
Allie’s luggage from Antarctica
Allie sampling a boulder with hammer and chisel.
Christchurch Botanical Garden
Boulder perched on other boulders. Perfect for sampling!
View from Observation Hill. The cross commemorates Scott and his team.
Scientists cramped on the ice flight.
Participants lining up at the start of the Turkey Trot
View from the Crary Library at McMurdo.
A seal basking in the sun on the sea ice off Scott Base.
Gordon taking horizon readings using a clinometer.
View of Mt. Erebus from Castle Rock.
Maggie and Gordon discuss this moraine.
Mt. Erebus erupts, as seen from Scott Base.
Maggie looks out over the sea ice to the Dry Valleys. The view from Crary Library.
Bed in the dorms. Note all the cold-weather clothing!
Watching training videos at the USAP center
Allie and Gordon after deplaning.
All these lines on the landscape are moraines.
View from Arrival Heights
Snow at camp!
Maggie sipping coffee outside the kitchen tent.
View from the plane.
A seal basking in the sun on the sea ice off Scott Base. Mt. Terror in the background.
Hut point, Ross Island surrounded by sea ice.
View from the air as we descend into Sydney, Australia.
Like any town, McMurdo has a hospital.
Boarding “Ivan the Terrabus” to take us from the airfield to McMurdo.
Food stations in the Galley.
Allie is happy to be in Antarctica!
Because the waste we create here is shipped off the continent, we need to be diligent about sorting.
Maggie and Gordon on our walk to Scott Base. Observation Hill in the background.