PRS Trip to Antarctica, Jan 2006 - Page 2 of 6

Visit to Patriot Hills, the South Pole and QUaD, and Patuxent Ranges.

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The IL-76 returns immediately to Punta Arenas as it can't stay on The Ice
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Comfortable bunk where we learn to sleep while the sun shines 24hrs/day
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Rick Fienberg - Editor-in-Chief of Sky and Telescope, my tent-mate
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Still looking fresh and moderately clean
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In the man-made storage ice-cave
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Crystals on the ice-cave ceiling produced by the condensation of our collective breath
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Map of the continent, with our itinerary
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Our camp at Patriot Hills, where we can only stand up at the center of our tents - luxury compared to the tents we'll use at the Pole
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Exterior view of the mess/social center
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Practicing our meteorite hunting on the blue ice runway
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Familiar logos on a weather station at the end of the ice runway
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A rare window in the blue ice (the end of my boot, for scale)
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Got rid of these stiff Everest climbing boots after this, and only used my comfortable Gore-Tex hiking boots
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Fairly relentless wind [MOVIE]
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The camp after a blizzard
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Planning session before our departure for the South Pole
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View from the camp - Patriot Hills
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View from the camp - the Horeshoe
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Commo tent and antenna fixing after 65kts winds
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Departure of the Twin Otters
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Both planes on their way to the Pole (for a one-day trip, without us)
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Still bad weather at the Pole - so we do a tour of Windy Pass
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Windy Pass - first rocks seen in days
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Interesting geologic formation and an avalanche remnant
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One of many shots of the magnificent antarctic landscape 1
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Mountain peeking through The Ice
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One of many shots of the magnificent antarctic landscape 2
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At the top of Windy Pass
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Panoramic view of the Patriot Hills at Windy Pass 1
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Panoramic view of the Patriot Hills at Windy Pass 2
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Panoramic view of the Patriot Hills at Windy Pass 3
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Panoramic view of the Patriot Hills at Windy Pass 4
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Panoramic view of the Patriot Hills at Windy Pass 5
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Panoramic view of the Patriot Hills at Windy Pass 6
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Zooming-in on snow patterns ("sastrugi") 1
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Zooming-in on snow patterns 2
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