I have taken advantage of this prolonged stay to do some hiking, running, and helping out the fuel people dig out fuel tanks from the winter snow accumulation.
Yesterday the temperatures dropped to 0 F (-18 C) and the wind picked up, making it feel a lot colder, so I skipped my run and instead went on a walk with my camera on the same road. I wanted to take some photos of the mountains before going to the flatness of the South Pole, and to document the white paradise that surrounds us.
My running path to Scott Base follows the fuel line at the base of this mountain
The road keeps following the fuel line up and to the left
The road goes up the hill and then to the far right
The crack in the sea ice behind Scott base is a pressure ridge formed by colliding ice sheets. It reaches 30 ft (10 m) in height.
White all over