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