We arrived at Lake Hoare in Taylor Valley today. The views from our helicopter ride were breathtaking. I was told by the pilot that we were flying in the “Lamborghini of helicopters”. Pretty posh for a first helo ride.
After setting up camp we set off to nearby Canada Glacier to collect glacier berries for drinking water.
Glacier berries are all the little chunks of calved ice at the foot of the glacier. We had to break down some of the larger ones into sizes small enough to carry, which meant we got to test out our brand new ice chisels! The photos explain the rest.