On Saturday morning Scott and 'Cheese', some of the field staff on Rothera, took us deep into the ice – crevasse caving! After donning crampons and heavy weather gear, we were lowered about 7m down under the ice. It was a bit of a tight squeeze! The network of icicle studded caverns and tunnels were breathtaking! Blue light filtered down through the ice and snow overhead, and the crevasse was filled with creaking and chiming sounds.
|Katy under the ice|
Setting foot on Antarctica has been a lifelong dream for us both. And the actual experience far surpassed our expectations. It was truly a wonderful place!