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Climbing Castle Rock

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- After we arrived in McMurdo, the first thing we did was get checked out safety-wise to climb Castle Rock. Every time I go to McMurdo I have wanted to hike this famous spot, and this year I finally got my chance... {Read More »}

Fata Morgana

OFFSHORE NEW HARBOR CAMP, ANTARCTICA-- Fata Morgana. This Italian expression rolls nicely off the tongue, but what do these foreign and wonderful words mean? What is the origin of this ghostly term? How does this phenomenon manifest itself in nature?... {Read More »}

- 57 Degrees with Wind Chill

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Any person who is required to venture off base, or out of McMurdo, has to take a course called Snowcraft 1 or ‘Happy Camper School’. We learn the basics of camping in Antarctica with our survival kit... {Read More »}