Friday morning (Dec 17) it is was clear but with strong winds blowing off the polar plateau. The forecast was for winds over 30 knots in the vicinity of Lonewolf Nunatak so we decided to head for the Turret Nunatak. The target site was in the lee of the nunatak so the thought was that the winds should be manageable there. So John and Bradon flew into our windy Ascent Glacier camp mid morning and off we went to the Ascent Glacier. As it turned out, this was an exceptional day with good weather (out of the wind), good geological samples, and extraordinary scenery.
On the way out from camp we flew over the elongate rat-tailed moraine separating the Ascent Glacier (on the right) from the Argosy Glacier (on the left). In the background is the confluence with the Marsh Glacier.