Posted on November 11, 2015
Touch down in Antarctica
The first contact with Antarctica has something magic. It feels a bit like you land on another planet. Here are some impressions from the first contact with Antarctica.
The regular checks and rules apply also for a flight to Antarctica: Passport needed, no large liquids, no sharps ect. in carry-on…
Entering the C-17 cargo jet of the U.S. Air Force to McMurdo.
The crew Sarah, Kathy and Micheal (f.l.t.r.) enjoy the flight in the C-17.
Efficient packing of people and cargo. Leg space is actually pretty good here.
The boarders of the remote continent through the mini-window of the plane. Magic!
What an exciting moment: First contact with Antarctica!
Panorama view of landing scene. Yes, it’s mostly nice (but cold) weather here.
Bus line 1 to McMurdo.
McMurdo Station. The biggest “town” in Antarctica with a capacity to host over 1000 people.
The beautiful view from McMurdo station during an evening hike at 20:00. In the background the Asgard Mountains are visible which host Taylor Glacier (our target).
Where else a sun dial makes sense than at a place with 24 hours sunshine.
All the best from unreal McMurdo.