Our group hikes up Observation Hill towards Memorial Cross. (photo: Peter Kimball)
After we gave our lab tour this past Sunday, we hiked up Observation Hill at the south end of McMurdo Station. It was cold, but hiking in our full cold weather gear was a tricky thermal management situation. The snow will soon begin to melt from the dark volcanic rocks around McMurdo Station, and all of these views will look very different.
Sea ice in McMurdo Sound as seen from halfway up Observation Hill. (photo: Peter Kimball)
I spent some time at the top making use of the camera gear I schlepped up. Here are some views from the top:
Reporting by Peter Kimball