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As soon as I had dropped my bag in my assigned dorm room, I immediately started the 45 minute hike across the island to New Zealand’s Scott Base. Scott Base is much smaller than McM or even Pole, but is still well appointed and nice. The kiwis were welcoming, and let me do a bit of shopping too.

Back to McMurdo

McMurdo Station. After living at South Pole, it was a bit of a shock to arrive in big bad McMurdo – Lots of people, dirt, dust, buildings, terrain, machines.. everything. Major overload after the pole, but a good introduction back into “society”, in preparation for reemergence back to New Zealand. I arrived at McMurdo the afternoon of Feb 12, and departed the afternoon of Feb 13 – a solid 24 hours in McMurdo. Here’s how it went down:

 

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