view publisher site We’re making good progress mapping and sampling the geology on the north side of the Byrd Glacier. So far we’ve collected around 1000 lbs of rock – plenty of samples for everyone to work on back in Santa Barbara! The weather here has been fantastic over the past couple of weeks, with lots of sun and very little wind. Usual daytime temperatures are around -5 to -10C. Hopefully it’ll stay that way until Tuesday when we’re scheduled to receive a visit from a helicopter that will bring us more food and assist us to collect some samples from the mouth of the Byrd Glacier. It will also deliver John back to McMurdo for his return trip to NZ and onto Santa Barbara. So far our flight has been delayed for three days because of mechanical issues, so fingers crossed that they’re all fixed by Tuesday.
|Views of the field area|
|Crucial task: dividing up the most important food item, chocolate and bumper bars!|