Hike up Observation Hill

Nov 15

Ob Hill

We hiked up Observation Hill yesterday (a 1.5 mile hike) for some amazing views. It is hard to believe that this landscape is part of earth and not some other alien world. It makes one appreciate the courage of Scott’s and Amundsen’s teams to undertake a journey through hundreds of miles of snow and bitter cold with the gear and technology that does not even come close to what he have today. Thanks to Bob for the photos.

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Observation Hill as seen from McMurdo

Myself on the way to the peak

Myself on the way to the peak.

McMurdo as seen from Observation Hill.

McMurdo as seen from Observation Hill.

Packing up for Bonney

Vickie and Bill, with help from Robin Ellwood,  packed the syntactic foam in crates that will be airlifted by helicopter to lake Bonney. Robin is a junior high teacher and is here with a robot built by 8th grade students. 

Bill, Vickie and Robin moving the crate for packing the syntactic foam. Four 200 lb pieces attach to the top of the robot and produce a large fraction of the buoyancy.

Bill, Vickie and Robin packing the syntactic foam. Four 200 lb pieces attach to the top of the robot and produce a large fraction of the buoyancy.

 

 

McMurdo as seen from Observation Hill

McMurdo as seen from Observation Hill

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One Response to Hike up Observation Hill

  1. Bala says:

    Awesome blog shilpa.. keep it coming.

    Just finished reading all the posts.. will check often.

    Waiting for observation hill photos.

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