On January 2, 2008 I left McMurdo Station for a working trip to the South Pole. It's a 3 hour flight by LC130 aircraft, and I rode in the flight deck on the way south.
It was a amazing experience to get to go see and live at Pole. With going from sea level to over 10,000 feet in elevation in 3 hours it took about 4 days for my body to get used to it.
Royal Society Mountain Range.
The first sight of Pole straight ahead.