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