My flight off The Ice, in a C-130 Hercules, operated by the US Air Force, is scheduled to take off in 5 hours. It has been an incredible first season in Antarctica.
I went camping
We dressed up
Here we dine in our little wind shelter. Thor is in the background making his snow cave/trench to sleep in.
I went on a hike up to Castle Rock and snowboarded down
We had a picnic in an apple on the way
And got serious on top
Went snowboarding again
Here’s me standing next to a Delta – big tires
I went snow machining a couple times
I took a lot more pictures of food
And of our dated dorm lounges
I went to South Pole
I rode a bike around the Pole
And collected the cleanest air on earth – I’m holding my breath so as not to contaminate it.
I volunteered as a line handler to help bring in and cast of the ice breaker and resupply vessel
I was the unofficial photographer for the marathon in January
I saw lots of penguins
And a dead skua
Time to suit up in my insulated Carharts, bunny boots and Big Red and fly out of here!