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