Posted by Jane
Date: 30th March 2011
Wind Speed: 18 knots
Temp with wind chill: -30°C
A small group of us went on a camping trip last weekend to a place called Room With a View. It is an area on the side of Mount Erebus, the southern-most volcano in the world and the dominant feature on Ross Island.
Our polar tents with Mount Discovery in the background © AHT/Jane
The trip up in the Hagglund was slow because of the deep soft snow and it felt like a rollercoaster ride in some places. We arrived just in time to see the sun set over McMurdo Sound. The weather was perfect, only about -15-20°C and not a breath of wind.