Monday. Today we are scheduled to return to McMurdo. We got up early to have time to take down camp and pack the sling load. However, although the weather here is pretty good - around freezing and windless, with high clouds, Minna Bluff appears socked in, so we wait a while and call Helo Ops, to ask about the prospects for getting out. They say that it is snowing in McMurdo, and we should call back at 10:00. At 10:00, they suggest calling back at noon, and at noon, it becomes 2:00. Even though the helicopters aren't flying, the schedule has freed up, so it might still be possible to get out. So, we're waiting for the 2:00 call now.
Even though we have plenty of food and fuel, and the weather is comfortable, it would be very nice to get back today. Stay tuned.