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