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