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