Craig returned to our lab yesterday but not for long, tomorrow he will begin his journey to Argentina and then onto Deception Island on the Antarctic Penisula. Luckily he was able to give us some great pictures of his time up on Erebus http://igniterra.ictar.aq/pictures.php there are some pretty amazing shots I would suggest checking it out!
Craig has returned ahead of Asso. Prof. Ian McDonald and Prof. Craig Cary of the University of Waikato so that he can prepare for his next trip to the Deception Islands of the Antarctic Penisular http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_Island. He will be collecting more geothermal soil to be combined with his Erebus and other cold weather geothermal soil samples. If you would like to know more about this project you should check out their project objectives on the IGNITERRA site http://igniterra.ictar.aq/mainmission.php
As for the Erebus trip apparently it was a great success with a few minor setbacks, which are to be expected in Antarctica. There are heaps of videos already and hopefully more will be coming from Ian, Craig Cary and Craig Herbold once he gets back from Deception Island so keep an eye on this blog they will be going up in due course.