From the Archive: Blizzard Rumdoodle Hut, Antarctica

Rumdoodle Hut, Framnes Mountains, Mac Robertson Land, Antarctica. © www.thomaspickard.com

Rumdoodle Hut, Framnes Mountains, Mac Robertson Land, Antarctica. © www.thomaspickard.com

Rumdoodle Hut in the Framnes Mountains, Antarctica, getting absolutely hammered by a blizzard.

The funny thing about going to Antarctica is you want to experience a blizzard. You want to feel, hear and see what such an elementary force of nature can be like.

But when you are in it, listening to the tent fabric flap for hours on end or in the case of this photo, listening to the wires holding the hut in place sing with the wind, you can’t wait for it to end and for the silence to return.

Looking at this photo, reminds me how raw Antarctica can be.