Getting Here

November 22nd, 2001

Boarding the New Zealand Air Force Hercules C-130

Past Customs, inside the Antarctic departure lounge.

Crawling around the Herc. Way in the back is a tiny funnel if you have to go to the bathroom. Too bad if you're not male.

Geologist Andy Klein while munching some of his luscious brown bag lunch, courtesy of the Kiwi Air Force. Notice the Kiwi soldier reading a book atop a load of cargo

NOAA Lab Director and Head of the Mauna Kea station, Dr. Russ Schnell, finds a place to lie down above a shipment of sensitive scientific instruments.

The Antarctic pack ice below the cloud layer.