North Base

To North Base we go!  (The northern armpit of the Erebus glacier tongue)
From Erebus above, the glacier ice accumulates and slowly moves down 12,500ft to the sea, all along shifting and crumbling and crevasing.  At the juncture of mountain and sea, the rubble of massive glacier blocks intermixed with frozen ocean becomes a pupping colony along the open water cracks that form.

15 degrees F, 0-10 mph winds, another very warm day

Mt Erebus above.  Cuddly pup and watchful mom below.

Darren amongst the glaciers

Darren, our very own Shackleton

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