The people you will see in these images are Ben Bussey, Ralph Harvey, Larry Nittler, Sara Russell, Bill Oefelein, John Schutt, and Melissa Strait.
11-26-00: Ben in front of the Clothing Distribution Center (CDC), Antarctic Terminal, Christchurch, NZ. This is where we got outfitted with parkas, boots, etc.
11-26-00: Racks of clothes at the CDC.
11-26-00: Statue of Scott in Christchurch, NZ.
11-29-00: We were stuck in Christchurch for several days waiting for a flight south. One thing we did was play miniature golf.
11-30_00: Ralph and Bill about to be sniffed by dog, while waiting for flight South.
11-30-00: The "Hercules" C-130 plane that took us to Antarctica.
11-30-00: First view of polar ice from C-130.
11-30-00: First view of Antarctica from C-130.
12-01-00: McMurdo Station, the main US base in Antarctica, based on Ross Island, just off the continent. Ob Hill is in background.
12-01-00: Looking from McMurdo across frozen bay. The ice runway, where we landed is in the distance.
12-02-00: Picking out six weeks worth of food.
12-02-00: Shelves of food to choose from.
12-02-00. Jeff admiring Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island. Taken from top of OB Hill.
12-02-00: View of the ice runway from Ob Hill.
12-02-00: View of Scott Base, the New Zealand base close to McMurdo (green buildings at right). Taken from Ob Hill, with Mount Terror in background.
12-02-00: Larry at midnight (the Sun doesn't set during the Antarctic Summer).
12-04-00: Scott tents setup on the Ross ice shelf for our "shakedown," where we made sure the equipment worked and got survival training.
12-04-00: Inside of Scott tent, our home for the season.
12-04-00: Part of our shakedown included learning crevasse rescue techniques. Here we are pulling a grievously injured John Schutt out of a crevasse.
12-04-00: View from Castle Rock on Ross Island (we snowmobiled up to it during the shakedown).
12-04-00: Another view from Castle Rock.
12-04-00: Jeff on Castle Rock.
12-04-00: Larry on his skidoo.
12-04-00: Sara on her skidoo.
12-04-00: Scott's hut. This structure was used as a staging ground for several famous Antarctic expeditions of the early 20th century, including Scott's and Admunson's.
12-04-00: Scott's hut is still filled with provisions dating from the late 19-teens.
12-07-00: Bill (R) and Jeff in the McMurdo "Galley"
12-07-00: View of Mt. Erebus from near Scott Base.
12-07-00: View of Mount Terror, an extinct volcano next to Erebus.
12-07-00: Cool ice formations on Ross Ice Shelf, near Scott Base.