Extreme Cold Weather (ECW) Gear that we are issued before we head to McMurdo
Manifest list for our flight South. We had to report to the airport at 4:30am!
Waiting at the CDC for our pre-flight briefing
We flew south in an Airbus - which was complete with movie screens and a 'stewardess' who served coffee. Most comfortable flight South I've ever had!
Arrived in McMurdo 10/17/2011 (-38F, but sunny!)
View from the sea ice runway towards Ross Island
Flagged "Road" on the sea ice north of the Erebus Glacier Tongue
Seal WS11-12 with her 1-2 day old pup
Mom and pup
View of McMurdo Station and Ross Island from the sea ice
Emperor Penguin on the road from town to the ice runway
Movie: Emperor Penguin Crosses the road in front of McMurdo Station (background noise = snow machines and wind)
Returning from working on seals at Tent Island
Check out those whiskers!
Seal at the Glacier Tongue with Tent Island in the background
Linnea looks for tagged seals at Turtle Rock (Castle Rock in the background)
Mom and pup on a snowy day
Lunch stop in a Scott Tent
Looking towards Cape Evans
Fish hut at Turtle Rock (actually used for fishing, or for warm lunch stops)
Seals at the Glacier Tongue, in wind and blowing snow (notice the snow berms on the upwind side of each seal!)
Panorama of Turks Head - with Linnea and Michelle in the distance on the left, and snow machines and flags on the right