Like many places, the weather on Mt. Erebus can change unexpectedly. When the weather is calm, working outside can feel like a autumn day in New Mexico. When the weather is bad, you would rather not be outside at all. However, given the remoteness and extreme conditions of the Mt. Erebus summit, a storm can mean much more than spending an uncomfortable night in a mountain tent; several storms have had wind speeds in excess of 75 miles per hour, temperatures of less than minus 25 Fahrenheit and visibilities of less than 10 feet. Fortunately, no one has ever been seriously injured by inclement weather on Mt. Erebus.
Last update: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 07:18