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.

Picture of check in to the flight to 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

Entering the C-17 cargo jet of the U.S. Air Force to McMurdo.

The crew at C-17

The crew Sarah, Kathy and Micheal (f.l.t.r.) enjoy the flight in the C-17.

Picture of C-17 inside

Efficient packing of people and cargo. Leg space is actually pretty good here.

View on Antarctica from the C-17

The boarders of the remote continent through the mini-window of the plane. Magic!

Happy researcher

What an exciting moment: First contact with Antarctica!

Landing scene

Panorama view of landing scene. Yes, it’s mostly nice (but cold) weather here.

Bus to McMurdo

Bus line 1 to McMurdo.

Our new town.McMurdo Station

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.

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.

Where else a sun dial makes sense than at a place with 24 hours sunshine.

All the best from unreal McMurdo.

Bernhard

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4 Comments on “Touch down in Antarctica

  1. Great pictures Berni! Thanks for sharing these unique moments with us. Enjoy and best of luck with your research!

  2. awesome! great project at a great place 🙂 you live my dream. have a good time and all the best. cousin gian

  3. Hey Bernhard,

    Absolut fantastische Bilder. Weiter so – spannend!!!
    Irgendwie macht mich das auf einer Seite eifersüchtig, nicht in Antarctica zu sein (und wohl auch nie dorthin zu kommen), auf der anderen Seite ist es auch schön, sich in der wohlig warmen Novembersonne (ja, der Herbst ist echt crazy hier…) zu wärmen. Aber hey, bald gehts auch für mich wieder los – GAW station visit Vietnam.

    Cheers & viele Grüsse nach Nirgendwo,

    Julien

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