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