This week has been all about getting our cargo into the system. Everything we take into the field must be checked, packed, sealed, labeled, and weighed, before it is "TCN'ed" into the cargo system (In Mcmurdo, TLA's - three letter acronyms - can become verbs).
Once our cargo is in the "system", we'll all know how much it weighs, and how much space it takes up, so that we'll know if it will all actually fit on the two twin otters that are being provided for our transportation out to Field Site #1: The Holyoake Range.
We've nearly wrapped it up. But with the weather being as good as it is (the storm is long gone), we've taken the last two days to do some glacier travel and crevasse rescue training while still enclosed within the "safety net" of the Mcmurdo system. Earlier today we traveled out to the Silver City icefall to stroll around with crampons on, and to practice rescuing backpacks from crevasses.
A few photos...