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