Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Arriving on the Bassler for the first day of camp put-in
The Tucker with the sun seen through the exhaust of the Herman Nelson heaters
Tucker Sno-cat engine before it is cleaned out
I have returned to McMurdo Station, Antarctica for a fifth season in the carpenter shop, or carp shop, as it is known here. My season started late August and goes till February. The weather is below zero, but will get up to a very comfortable 38 degrees in Dec. and Jan. There are over a thousand people working and living here supporting the United States National Science Foundation program. Lockheed-Martin is the new contractor this year for McMurdo.