Pictures from the 2000-2001 ANSMET expedition to Meteorite Hills, Antarctica, Page 1.

The people you will see in these images are Ben Bussey, Ralph Harvey, Larry Nittler, Sara Russell, Bill Oefelein, John Schutt, and Melissa Strait.

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11-26-00: Ben in front of the Clothing Distribution Center (CDC), Antarctic Terminal, Christchurch, NZ. This is where we got outfitted with parkas, boots, etc.


11-26-00: Racks of clothes at the CDC.


11-26-00: Statue of Scott in Christchurch, NZ.


11-29-00: We were stuck in Christchurch for several days waiting for a flight south. One thing we did was play miniature golf.


11-30_00: Ralph and Bill about to be sniffed by dog, while waiting for flight South.


11-30-00: The "Hercules" C-130 plane that took us to Antarctica.


11-30-00: First view of polar ice from C-130.


11-30-00: First view of Antarctica from C-130.


12-01-00: McMurdo Station, the main US base in Antarctica, based on Ross Island, just off the continent. Ob Hill is in background.


12-01-00: Looking from McMurdo across frozen bay. The ice runway, where we landed is in the distance.


12-02-00: Picking out six weeks worth of food.


12-02-00: Shelves of food to choose from.


12-02-00. Jeff admiring Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island. Taken from top of OB Hill.


12-02-00: View of the ice runway from Ob Hill.


12-02-00: View of Scott Base, the New Zealand base close to McMurdo (green buildings at right). Taken from Ob Hill, with Mount Terror in background.


12-02-00: Larry at midnight (the Sun doesn't set during the Antarctic Summer).


12-04-00: Scott tents setup on the Ross ice shelf for our "shakedown," where we made sure the equipment worked and got survival training.


12-04-00: Inside of Scott tent, our home for the season.


12-04-00: Part of our shakedown included learning crevasse rescue techniques. Here we are pulling a grievously injured John Schutt out of a crevasse.


12-04-00: View from Castle Rock on Ross Island (we snowmobiled up to it during the shakedown).


12-04-00: Another view from Castle Rock.


12-04-00: Jeff on Castle Rock.


12-04-00: Larry on his skidoo.


12-04-00: Sara on her skidoo.


12-04-00: Scott's hut. This structure was used as a staging ground for several famous Antarctic expeditions of the early 20th century, including Scott's and Admunson's.


12-04-00: Scott's hut is still filled with provisions dating from the late 19-teens.


12-07-00: Bill (R) and Jeff in the McMurdo "Galley"


12-07-00: View of Mt. Erebus from near Scott Base.


12-07-00: View of Mt. Erebus from near Scott Base.


12-07-00: View of Mount Terror, an extinct volcano next to Erebus.


12-07-00: Cool ice formations on Ross Ice Shelf, near Scott Base.


12-07-00: Cool ice formations on Ross Ice Shelf, near Scott Base.


12-07-00: Cool ice formations on Ross Ice Shelf, near Scott Base.

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