Going to Pole

A while ago (the 10th of January) I finally left for pole, after being delayed an extra weekend in McMurdo. I flew in an LC-130 (C-130 = Hercules, L = with skis!). During the flight, I spent a while crowded around the windows, with people taking pictures of the Transantarctic Mountains.

Upon arrival, I spent a little while unpacking and coming to terms with the realization that I was at the southern end of the world (!). They recommend people take it easy upon arrival, to acclimatize to the low pressure. But, my urge to explore won out. After doing a lap of the station, I headed over to the “Dark Sector”, where the telescopes live.

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