Entering Tent City, WAIS Divide, Antarctica

After a successful landing at field camp and quick briefing in the galley, first order of business was to get our tents and gear setup. In this picture, I’m sitting in our gear sled as we snowmobile to “Tent City”, on the edge of camp. Everybody has their own tent, and it’s a blend of 4-season mountaineering tents, pointy “Scott” tents, and dome-shaped “Arctic Oven” tents.

(Cheers from WAIS Divide Field Camp, Antarctica! Posted using email via satellite – I’ll post larger/more photos as soon as I’m off the ice)

Update – Now that I’ve returned from WAIS, here are a few more high res photos of WAIS Tent City. Additionally, see a video tour of the inside and outside of my own tent in my video tour of WAIS Divide Field Camp.