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Last week in Antarctica

By Jason BacklundHello, Traverse City! This is my last week at McMurdo Station before I head back home. During the week I went for a hike to castle rock and climbed to the top for the first time — it was amazing. The view was so incredible (see photos at the end of this post).  I’ve also got video of our ice pier being blown out!

The time here has been going by quite fast lately. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to leave. I have enjoyed my time and experiences down here, but I will be glad to get home to loved ones who I miss so much.

This has been an incredible journey and something I will never forget. There is just something about this place that is so beautiful — it is like the last frontier of the world.

Well my next and last blog will be from home in Traverse City.

Here are some pics for you to enjoy. Click any image to view it larger.

Going up

Made it up :)

Beautiful scenes

Nathan B Palmer research vessel

The ice pier at McMurdo Station was weak and could no longer off-load the resupply vessel, so it was blown out and towed away to be rebuilt next season. We watched and I took this video:

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