Sunday, November 20, 2011
Arrived 77.88' South
Amazingly, I arrived on the first attempt. It was a relatively uneventful 3800km flight from Christchurch to McMurdo in the belly of a C-17. I was lucky enough to be assigned an outside wall seat that had much more leg room.
Our flight had a 'DV' [Distinguished Visitor] that turned out to be the King of Malaysia; his 5 year term in office is soon coming to a close and he'd always wanted to come to Antarctica, so the US gave him a ride. I had to make sure that 'Relax, don't do it' wasn't on my mp3 player playlist.
Due to train here for the next week, then fly onto Pine Island Glacier. It can't come soon enough.