Friday, October 17, 2008

Helo Trip To Beaufort Island

(from Paul)

We flew to  Beaufort Island on Oct 15. Normally, this colony is not accessible by helicopter  because of the open water between it and Ross Island.  Without a place to land in an emergency, helo trips are deemed unsafe. However,this year’s extensive sea ice makes a solid surface all the way to the island. We are looking also looking  for a camp site on the way



Beaufort Island

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The colony (the smudges) at  Beaufort Island



McMurdo Station