Geologists are on the Ice!

navigate here This morning we woke up at 5am, and headed from our Hotel in Christchurch to the International Antarctic Center to check in for our flight to McMurdo.

site de rencontre oui ou non Getting our gear together prior to the flight

https://maktabah-al-i3tissam.com/35707-dtf42574-site-de-rencontre-serbe-en-france.html We then headed to the passenger terminal with all our gear and checked in.

Forrest, checking in.

We then boarded a C-17 military plane for the 5 and a half hour flight to McMurdo. As you can see, it doesn’t exactly look like a regular airliner!
Graham and Forrest enjoying the inflight entertainment…

Some spectacular views from the windows on the way down. Here are some photos of the Antarctica a couple of hours north of McMurdo

The C-17 lands on an ice runway about 20mins drive from McMurdo station. The ice here is about ~2m thick. Beneath that is normal sea water.

Forrest and Graham enjoying the view!

Here’s a short video of the trip we took today. We’re now getting our gear together and will hoepfully be leaving McMurdo for our first field site in about a week. We’ll keep you posted!

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Some new videos

Now that John is back in Santa Barbara he’s had a chance to upload some videos. Check out these selection (there are a bunch more on our youtube channel – Antarctica360). They play best if you open the Youtube link in the lower right of each video.

A ride across the Radian Glacier on a skidoo at 8x speed. The skidoo sound isn’t normally quite this bad…
Our first camp put. Flying into the field from McMurdo station

Bryan’s review of the Tundra skidoo – our trusty field vehicle…

Graham’s mineralogy exam

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