Re-cap

Its been a while since I last posted anything so I figured I should wrap things up here over the next few days.  The last post was right before we flew out into the field so that’s where Ill start off.

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This is a shot inside the Herc.  We flew in with a bunch of cargo and snowmobiles.

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Picture from the cockpit of the Herc

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When the Hercs off load cargo they sometimes do a combat offload.  After the plane lands and is taxing on the runway,  the cargo is literally rolled out the back of the plane as it moves down the runway.  This procedure is used by the military in combat situations to keep the amount of time on the ground as short as possible.  In Antarctica, its just easiest to off load cargo this way since the planes have the capability to do so.

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After we got off the plane, we were met by the traverse tractors for a ride to the field camp.

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This is the door to my favorite outhouse ever.

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This is the rac tent where we would hang out and eat when off shift.

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DC-3 Landing next to camp to deliver personel and cargo

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Tent City

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This is a picture of the first time we inspected the borehole with the camera in the picture above.

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IMG_1275Picture of the computer screen as we discovered that we finally penetrated the lake

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Antarctic outdoor shower

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Laundry in a bucket

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Sipping on Lake Whillans Water before flew out.

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Back to McMurdo

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