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