|The Scott Tent and the previous team's wall, snow machine|
with food, water and other supplies, part of our team.
Last weekend I was part of an 8 person training mission with John Loomus of Talketna, Alaska. My seven cohorts in this fine Antarctic adventure were Brook, Shaun, Joshua, Patrick, Steven, Kurt, Troy and Carolos, yes all men. We spent the morning in the conference room learning about the hazards of the elements and the tools of the trade. AFter lunch we convened at destination alpha (the front door) where we loaded up in the piston bully for a 15 minute ride out into the Antarctic wilds (okay only a couple miles from the station). We unloaded, the PB left us and Loomus began our training.
|Handing off the blocks for the wall to the right.|
|Ice Block Wall under contruction.|