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