Here are some pictures, found on one of the computers here on station and are worth sharing with
everybody. Most of them are from the arch construction.
First segment of the new arch.
getting bigger and bigger...
One of the last pieces is put into place.
At temperatures way below freezing, not an easy task.
The connection tunnel between old and new garage arch.
Also the whole summercamp was moved, here a Jamesway.
Miscellaneous pictures from South Pole
The Ceremonial South Pole.
The only transportation - Hercules LC-130.
Some of the following pictures are from our Cusb Science Technician Craig Massey.
The dome coverd by snow.
Launch of a weather ballon.
The geographical South Pole. Because the whole ice sheet is moving it has to be surveyed new every year . The Poles of previous years are in the background.
Last years Pole marker, made by Dave Pernic, one of this years winter-overs.
Beakerville toll booth on the way to the dark sector ;).
The Spirex telescope with the new Abu detector.
VIPER, the new microwave telescope is being installed.
Fuel bladders in the fuelarch, each contains 25000 gal of JP8 when full.
Last flight for 9 months.
Low sun in the middle of March.
The Polar Plateau.
Scott's Hut at Cape Evans
The hut is close to McMurdo and lucky people (not me so far) get a chance to visit it. It was built by Captain Robert F. Scott's during the 1910-13 expedition. From this hut he started the trip to the South Pole and never returned.
The lab area.
THIS HUT WAS BUILT BY MEMBERS OF THE
BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-1913
UNDER CAPTAIN R.F. SCOTT
IN JANUARY 1911
THE HUT WAS RESTORED IN 1960 AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE
TO THE CONDITION IT WAS WHEN OCCUPIED
VISITORS ARE ASKED TO REMEMBER THAT THIS BUILIDING IS A
HISTORIC SHRINE. ITS CONTENTS ARE IRREPLACEABLE.
PLEASE DO NOT INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH ARTICLES IN THIS HUT
NOTHING WHATSOEVER MUST BE REMOVED
ABSOLUTLY NO SMOKING WITHIN OR NEAR THE BUILDING