About McMurdo Station
There are lots of crazy cool vehicles being driven around McMurdo and parts of Antarctica at large. Pisten Bulleys, Deltas, snowmobiles, Haglunds, big vans jacked up a huge tires… It’s pretty much a little boys dream. I never dreamed of driving such big and interesting vehicles as a kid, but this year I’ve gotten to a bit and the fun is not wasted on me. I’m a back-up shuttle driver this season and sometimes I get to drive onto the sea ice and out to the airfeild where planes land and people are getting their work on. I pick up said workers and take them to and from town. Or sometimes I pick them up from happy camper school - things like that. It’s nice to get out of the office and literally off the island too. For some people driving this stuff is NBD and they do it every day, but for me it’s still kind of exciting.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit McMurdo Station is from October to March
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
Speaking of Scott Base, my team was invited over for dinner the other night for a second time this season. I can’t remember if I’ve written about that before, but it’s kind of a treat. They’re known for their good food. They only have about 80 people during summer and 15 during the winter. When we went the other night they were down to 20. Every time I go there, I drag my heels coming back to McMurdo. Their set-up is so much newer, nicer, more coherent, more manageable, prettier, tidier, what else? Oh yeah, Kiwis live there and it’s entirely painted in the color “Chelsea Cucumber” on the outside.