Monthly Archives: February 2016

The endless days

McMurdo can be a very transitory place, especially during the time we were there. Soon after our departure, the vessel that carries all the food, supplies and equipment was due to arrive and bring in new cargo, whilst backloading out … Continue reading

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It’s a wild life

McMurdo Sound and Pram point were chosen by early explorers as places to land, as it was as far south as the sea ice would regularly disperse. The same breaking up of the sea ice that allowed the early ships … Continue reading

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An age of Discovery

Robert Falcon Scott’s first foray into the Antarctic occurred as leader of a British National Antarctic Expedition onboard the Discovery. After leaving England in August 1901, the arrived in the Ross Sea in February 1902. They had brought with them … Continue reading

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A taste of Home

Just over the hill form McMurdo station lies New Zealand’s Scott Base, on Pram Point, Ross Island. In a lot of ways, Scott Base is the envy of McMurdo, with a interconnected base that doesn’t require going outside to get … Continue reading

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