Black Island

This week I traveled to Black Island, the location of the satellite telecommunications facility for McMurdo.

Black Island is located a few miles south of Ross Island and I was very excited to have a chance to ride a helicopter out to perform maintenance on the systems there!

A friendly pilot brought us on the roughly twenty minute ride from McMurdo Station to Black Island, where two of my colleagues and I worked for the day.

While there, we met with the two custodians of the facility who were very generous in showing us around and cooking us a a delicious lunch of crepes.

Below are a few photos from this amazing trip!

 

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