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The beginning of the 19th century is known as the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration, a time when humans first stepped their foot on the polar regions and heroes were born. The race to the South Pole was fought between … Continue reading
What life is out there ? Today we went over to the nearby McMurdo station and spotted our first PENGUIN !!! Philip – the Adelie penguin – welcomed us at Hut Point. Until his best friend Steve – the Weddell seal – … Continue reading
Geetings from a very stunning night at Hut Point. We just returned from a late-night whale-spotting session near Captain Scott’s Discovery Hut. We saw Adelie penguins, Weddell seals and even Minke whales in the opean water just in front of us … Continue reading
Today we went on a trip to “Room with a view” – an exposed viewpoint which is high above our camp site. From here we could see glaciers and crevasses on the slopes of Mt. Erebus. Personally, I was most excited about … Continue reading
Today we dug snow pits, pulled ice cores and counted layers in the snow pack. This is important to measure snow accumulation at our campsite. We also enjoyed a balmy evening and even a moment of sunbathing in Antarctica.
Today we summited castle rock, with temperatures down to -20 degrees. From the top we could see the open ocean with icebergs on the horizon, The Erebus Glacier Tongue cascading down into the Ross Sea, and in the afternoon … Continue reading
Greetings from our wonderful campsite from the McMurdo Ice-shelf. We pitched our tents and dug the kitchen, now we are enjoying dinner with stunning views of Mount Erebus. Bon Appétit!