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