University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 6 at the Pole

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros

Everything coming to or leaving the Pole goes through McMurdo Station on the coast. And it’s a busy place—a complex logistics facility that includes a harbor, three airfields, and a heliport. Winterover Felipe Pedreros recently traveled through McMurdo and captured this shot of the Nathaniel B. Palmer, an icebreaker designed and built specifically for use by the U.S. Antarctic Program. Below is an aerial view captured on the flight to McMurdo.

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros