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