20 December, 2002
McMurdo First Day
Our first day is really just a continuation of yesterday since we arrived around midnight. After a few hours of sleep and some breakfast it's off to the "Chalet" where we'll start our indoctrinations. We meet about 15 people who run many of the various organizations needed here. There's a huge emphasis on safety. Karina Zavala is in charge of our team until Bruce arrives. We head over to the Crary Lab to check on an office space that has been reserved for us to plan out who will do what today so we can maximize our time. We have a lot to do but the most important things right now will be getting the ball rolling for lining up all the equipment we will need in the field. We will also have the task of figuring out what food to take with us, get smart on being able to operate the radios we'll use and include them in our equipment supply. We'd like to do as much as we can today because tomorrow we'll be going to "snow school" or "survival school" or just plain "happy camper school" to learn how to be safe in the field.
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