Paleontologist Pete Makovicky shows what it’s like to land on an ice runway in the Central Transantarctic Mountains and gives a quick tour of the team’s remote science station where they’ll be tent camping near Beardmore Glacier. This is the sixth in a series of video reports documenting the team’s daily life and fieldwork during their expedition to Antarctica.

Feel free to post any questions you might have through February 4th. The top-five FAQs will be answered by Pete and Nate in their written dispatches! To receive these dispatches via email, sign-up today at

For more about the expedition, please visit the Expedition Overview at

Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…