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Daily Archives: 29. February 2020 − News & Stories

Tay­lor Val­ley – 29th Febru­a­ry 2020

The day began just like the pre­vious one had ended: win­dy and grey. Very win­dy inde­ed, and very grey.

But it was qui­te a bit bet­ter on the west side of the McMur­do Sound. The sun was com­ing out, and the wind was cal­ming down. We pas­sed through all sta­ges of sea ice for­ma­ti­on as we approa­ched the Tran­s­ant­arc­tic Moun­tains, from gre­a­se ice through various kinds of pan­ca­ke ice and final­ly into solid ice floes.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Soon the heli­co­p­ters were rea­dy and we star­ted fly­ing into Tay­lor Val­ley, which is one of the famous McMur­do Dry Val­leys. We mana­ged to give ever­y­bo­dy the oppor­tu­ni­ty to set a foot ashore the­re – a short but very sweet walk near Cana­da Gla­cier. Gre­at!


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