We were transported out to the snow camping area near Williams (Willy’s) Field, an ice runway.
Heading to Snow Camp.
The “field” training consisted of building a wall out of sawed snow blocks to shield out tents from the wind and each setting up our tents.
The Wind Shield.
Fortunately, we had great weather: sunny, low winds, and relatively warm near the teens.
Ralph Stephen and Mt. Erebus.
All of our crew are newbies, so we’re learning a lot.
Oceanographer Ron Flick Braving the Elements.
Always something new …