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