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And the training continues.

Yesterday we were on survival camp out on the McMurdo Ice Shelf.

We were transported out to our camping site on the ice shelf. Not as busy as a standard California camping site and about 70F colder!

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Learning how to make snow bricks
Learning how to make snow bricks
In case a storm  surprises  us, we are suppose to just build our own grave, step into it and all will be nice the next day. The two block to the left you actually pull over your head when you lie in the grave.
In case a storm surprises us, we are suppose to just build our own grave, step into it and all will be nice the next day. The two block to the left you actually pull over your head when you lie in the grave.
Our tents are setup. We sleep one in each tent with a few pads and good sleeping bag. The wall in background are suppose to protect for the wind which can be strong.
Our tents are setup. We sleep one in each tent with a few pads and good sleeping bag. The wall in background are suppose to protect for the wind which can be strong.

Trail running on Ross Island, 14 degrees F and zero wind! McMurdo Station/Sound and the Royal Society Range in the background.
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