Flying low over the Shackleton Glacier
Flying low over the Shackleton Glacier. The dark portions are streams of rocks being carried along by the glacier Once back at the base camp, we started to try and obtain some Twin OtterA highly…
LC-130 Hercules
LC-130 Hercules we flew on to the Central Transantarctic Mountain (CTAM) camp. Notice the skis. Finally, after eleven days in McMurdo, the weather cleared and we were off to CTAM. The flight was…
Royal Society Range as seen from McMurdo.
When I think back to my time in Antarctica with John Stone's research team, I have very fond memories. This reflection post is very late, I know. There have been many times when I sat down and…
Loading the C-17
Well, I'm back home with mixed feelings. I had an incredibly amazing experience in Antarctica and yet I am also happy to be home; it feels good to be back with my family. In the four days since I'…
Crevasse with radar reflection plate
When I was told to be flexible in Antarctica, they meant be FLEXIBLE! There are times when our weather delays have been an exercise in patience. That was certainly the case during our seven day…
Shackleton Glacier, Transantarctic Mountains
Even with all of our weather delays, we were able to get our reconnaissance flight to the Shackleton GlacierA mass of ice that persists for many years and notably deforms and flows under the…
Helicopter landing at Mt. Hope camp.
After multiple weather delays, we've finally made it back to CTAM. We had fantastic weather when we woke up at Mt. Hope, but when John called CTAM, their weather was too bad for flying. For the…
Hoar frost coating the helicopter sling.
Well, now that we've been stuck here at our Mt. Hope camp because of weather, I'm running out of things to write about. So, this will mainly be a photo journal about patterns in the snow and ice.…
Sea Ice Runway at McMurdo.
There are four runway systems associated with the USAP(abbreviation) United States Antarctic Program that operate from late winter (WINFLY - usually sometime in late August) through the austral…
Happy Camper instruction on making snow blocks.
While at our remote camps, we've used tents. There are two types of tents in the field with us: Scott tents and an endurance tent. These take quite a while to erect and if there are high winds…
Recent snow on our camp at Mt. Hope.
For four days now, we've been trying to get a helicopter flight back to CTAM from our remote camp here on Mt. Hope. It's not that the weather has been exceptionally nasty, but it has not been good…
NSF chalet in McMurdo
McMurdo has many interesting people. The majority of them are employees of Raytheon, the current logistics provider for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP(abbreviation) United States…