We’re in McMurdo for New Year’s Eve. We’ve been busy setting up the lab, collecting our gear and equipment, and getting ready for our field season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time!

Every Year McMurdo puts on Icestock, a music festival and chili cook-off. Lots of bands performed this year. It was really cold, so the crowd was a bit small, but it was very festive! Byron’s pick for favorite chili was made by the McMurdo fire fighters. This is not entirely coincidental.
Icestock band
Byron's chili tasting

Happy New Year from Antarctica!!