Monday, January 28, 2013

Cool Scenery, Magic Carpet Rides and the Prime Minister of New Zealand..

Mt. Erebus and fog.

One of many Magic Carpet rides because the snow roads became impassable.  We would drive the cargo delta onto this sled to be pulled by a tracked vehicle called a Challenger.

Another Magic Carpet ride.

White Island.

Looking out the window of the Delta while being pulled on the Magic Carpet.

Airfield visitor.

This clip is of a Combat Offload.  That's when the Loadmaster opens the aircraft ramp and pushes the cargo out onto the ice.  It's good practice for them because they do this kind of offload at remote field camps.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key and his wife with the LC130 crew that flew them to McMurdo Station.
Open water off Hut Point.

It's peaceful and quiet at 3am.



Monday, January 7, 2013

Life in McMurdo on Video!

Even though we've been coming down to McMurdo for years, so many people still don't know what we do here.  We thought this might be a good way to see where we live,where we work and what we do, so here's a few video clips to give you a better idea.

Kelly leaving our dorm room and showing the route we walk to work.

Going to our office in town.

Driving to the Airfield to recover the first flight of the Mainbody season on October 1, 2012.  We're riding in a Delta with some of our Co-Workers

The first C-17 landing.

Kelly working the flight.

Dave helping down loading a T5 pallet train of cargo onto one of our sleds.  The plane wasn't exactly the same height as our sled, so the pallet gets hung up coming out.

Kelly at the Airfield.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Icestock - New Years Eve McMurdo Style.

New Years Eve Icestock, Music and More.  Here are several random pictures from the annual event.  

Video clip of the "flash mob".

Troy and Kelly.

Julie Raine on vocals.

Melanie and Kelly

Kristen and Dacre.

Candy of the group "Rock Candy".

Dave and Randy.

Lisa and Kristy.

Dave and Tim eating Kristen's candy necklace.

Alex loves his shirt.

Julian and Dave.

Pete, Kelly, Twan, Rick and Ray.

The group "Pink Torpedo".

Cary playing bass with Pink Torpedo.

Here's a video clip of one of Pink Torpedo's songs and the crowd.

ATO team photo.

Dave, Amy, Jason and Twan.

Sage, Audrey and Cedar.

Pete, Dave, Ray, Kristen and Stephanie.