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

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: