|Enjoy this brief glimpse of some of the day to day activities that researchers perform to make their stay on Mt. Erebus as productive, safe and comfortable as possible.|Clothes that are issued to all Antarctic participants. All persons travelling to the lower Erebus hut for more than a day must first acclimatize at Fang Glacier for a few days. Nelia Dunbar inviting you into her Scott tent at Fang Ridge. A Scott tent is only about 8 by 8 feet, but they are remarkably cozy. Pressure cookers are useful for cooking at altitude, but can be tricky when used in a tent. Helicopter is the only convenient way to get personnel and gear up to the lower Erebus hut from McMurdo. The lower Erebus hut campsite. The one hut on Mt. Erebus proved to have inadequate space for working and storage, so another hut was built in 2000. The two lower Erebus huts (old on right, new on left). The new lower Erebus hut is configured to be used as a garage for working on snowmobiles and other equipment. Lower Erebus hut stove. Used for heat, drying clothes, melting drinking water and defrosting food. Occasionally there is a camp manager at the lower Erebus to do most of the cooking. Other times, each person takes a turn. Tim Vermaat "plumbing" the lower Erebus hut for drinking water (melted snow). Tim Vermaat mining drinking water snow during a storm. Snow is melted for drinking water.