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