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Taking out

Sad as we were to leave our extraordinary Miller Range campsite, we heard from Wally and Brian that Beardmore was sunny and warm with "not a breath of wind". We were treated to beautiful views of the blue ice fields and freeze-thaw patterned ground on our flight to Beardmore, where it was indeed paradise. We had a couple of days to sort through and pack up our gear to be put onto the C-130, and do a little exploring. We went down into a now-drifted-in unit that still has food and some notes from visitors, mostly from previous ANSMET-ers. The views at Beardmore weren't too shabby! We got a little worn out sorting and loading, but then were rewarded with an amazing flight in the C-130 on our way home to McMurdo, as the pilots took a little joyride themselves through the Transantarctic Range's best scenery.

Videos:

Leaving the MILLER RANGE in the Twin Otter

Getting buzzed by the C-130 waiting for takeout at Beardmore

The C-130 TAXIS toward us

Oz and Mike DRAG palettes around

Leaving Beardmore in the C-130 (kind of long!)

Views from the C-130 COCKPIT

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