The South Pole Has Been Conquered

Well, I've made it to the South Pole. The trip went fine except we left 4 hours late and the pickup plane arrived an hour early. What this means is that I thought we were going to have 4 hours more time than we ended up with. We were aligning equipment and tuning radios. I got everything done that I was told needed to be done. Unfortunately, there wasn't time to take any pictures to speak of. I took some pictures of glaciers on the way down, but once we got there I had no time until we were back waiting for permission to board. I got to see the actual pole from inside, but didn't get to touch it. I've been told I'll get another chance to go down with time enough to take the pictures. In fact, the next time I plan to take the pictures first. I'll get what pictures I have posted in the next few days.

I'm also including a picture of the pantry I've set up at the end of my bed. This was before the last two boxes arrived. There really isn't much room to move around these days.

I've been working on our annual inventory since I got back so I'm pretty much sticking around the vicinity of Mc Murdo.


Did any of your co-workers manage to get any shots? We would love to see them, no matter who was holding the camera!


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