In The Field

Antarctica 2010: Made it to McMurdo!

Posted on behalf of Chaz Firestone It took three nights, two delays and one boomerang, but we’ve finally reached Antarctica. Touching down on the ice runway at Pegasus Field was the smoothest landing I’ve experienced, but that should come as no surprise: Once the doors opened and we stepped outside, we could see flat ice for miles in every direction. It takes only a few hours on the continent to understand how strange and beautiful a place this is. The sun never sets here, but just spins around the sky, casting gorgeous shadows on the distant mountains. I’ve taken many 

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