|Farewell flyby - the smoke-cloud was created with ATO rockets,|
used to help the aircraft reach take-off speed sooner, and minimize
the chance of damage from the hard sastrugi.
|Matt, Seth and Kat get the first view of the Thomas Hills|
terrain descending to the Foundation Ice Stream.
|Seth gets excited for Christmas.|
|Claire and Kat on the summit of Martin Peak - we were the|
second ascent in almost 50 years.
|Collecting samples in the South Mainland.|
|A Twin Otter aircraft took Kat, Seth and I back to the central|
Pensacola Mountains for an 80km traverse of last year's sites.
|Kat measuring a core snow sample before bagging.|
|Ice bow on a low cloud day. Our return to Thomas Hills was|
delayed by five days by poor weather.
|Our very small, very remote, very deep field camp in the|
Schmidt Hills. We were 165km away from Greg, Claire and Matt.
|Near the summit of South Island Peak, Thomas Hills.|
|My last view of the Thomas Hills, Patuxent Range, Pensacola|
Mountains. A moment later I turned around, picked up my
bags, and stepped on board the C-130 to head home.