Antarctica 2010 - 2011 Season


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September 19th 2011
Published: November 12th 2011
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Unloading a C-17 at Pegasus airfield during Winfly.
Another season on the ice. This season I was able to come down during Winfly, arriving the 10th of August and departing about the 3rd week in February.

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The big event for me this year was my one week of building cargo at CTAM-Central Trans Antarctica Mountains. Please copy and paste the below link into your address bar for more information.

http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/features/contenthandler.cfm?id=2398

A large storm delayed my departure in late February 2011 by a few days. We had parts of the Ross Ice Shelf break away along with many of the pressure ridges near Scott Base.

http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/features/contenthandler.cfm?id=2371

Please copy and paste the below link into your address bar for to see a satellite photo of the open water as of Feb 26th. The light line from right to left is the ice road going from Ross Island to the Pegasus Ice Runway.

http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata?buffer=1.0&catalogId=1030010009BCBD00&imageHeight=natres&imageWidth=natres

Now its time to head north to Thailand for a bit of warmth and a nice beach.





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Loading cargo on a LC-130 as seen from inside the LC-130.
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Cargo waiting to be loaded on a C-17 to be air dropped at the South Pole.
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A sled filled with cargo being pulled away from a C-17.
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Cargo vehicles waiting for cargo to be loaded at the ice air field.
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LC-130's at ice airfield.
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Air view of the ice airfield.
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In line to load a C-17, taken from the cab of a Cat 966 wheel loader.
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Air view of McMurdo.
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Winfly storm in McMurdo.
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A little smoke from Mount Erebus.
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McMurdo as seen from Hut Point during February 2011.
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McMurdo as seen from Observation Hill.
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Sunset during Winfly.
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View looking north from the entrance of the ice caves.
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McMurdo sunset during Winfly.
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McMurdo sunset during Winfly.
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McMurdo sunset during Winfly.
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Moon over Observation Hill.
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McMurdo sunset during Winfly.


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