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Furthest South: January 4-7, 2015

7 Jan 2015, 10:13 UTC
Furthest South: January 4-7, 2015
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Sunday morning we woke up early and got to McMurdo’s Movement Control Center (MCC),where we had dropped our bags off the night before, by 7:15am. Our flight to the South Pole was a backup to a flight that was going to WAIS Divide, which had been delayed for various reasons for over two weeks. We were told that they’d be in touch with us once they knew when our flight was going to have a chance to go out next. After a short nap and lunch, I hiked around the Observation Hill Loop another time and then re-packed my carry-on bag because I was afraid I’d have to fit it in the box (it would not have fit). Sunday night the flight plans for the next day were on the TV by the Galley when we went to eat. Our flight to the Pole was a primary mission for the 1700 McMurdo time flight, but a backup for the 0900 flight, so we had to be back at the MCC at 7:15am again on Monday. I went to sleep early Sunday night, and walked into the MCC at about 7:05, just in time for them to tell us that the ...

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