Its time to leave the ship and go onto the ice shelf.
A basket picks us and drops us on the ice.
After more than a week stuck to the confines of the ship it feels good to be able to stretch the legs and walk on "solid land" again. Even if it is only 2 metres thick with icy (-2C) water below us.
A bit of fun with the camera and some ski goggles.
Mock crevasse rescue with ropes and ice axes. All part of the training for the week long winter holiday trips into the unknown.
One thing that will be happening lots and that is driving the skidoo's around base. Time here to find out how to start and ride one on the snow. Not so easy when you can barely distinguish the snow from anything else.
Our first emperor penguin but definitely not the last.