About Ross Island and the future of the McMurdo Sound Region
We have entered a time when places the least near us beckon us to understand them, to feel them so that while we tred on our part of the Earth they are constantly with us and with our choices. Ross Island and the McMurdo Sound Region and the science being conducted there embody what is left of our critical and fragile ecosystems and our attempts to understand them. They are not land for a nation but a place for the world. This project is intended to emotionally and scientifically engage citizens of every nation about why this place and the incredible science that is being conducted there matters. It will give life to and investigate the science of the region from the earliest expeditions to today’s ongoing research.
Mountains, vertical terrain, and cold places have long been the study of photographer Alasdair Turner, who is also an AMGA-certified rock guide and a mountaineer. Originally hailing from Scotland, Alasdair was born into a family heritage of farming and engineering. For himself, he initially chose chemistry (University of Oregon); however, leaving Scotland did not dull his internal conquest. An explorer born to seek the polar regions, Alasdair has most recently devoted his career to and found his home in Antarctica. Although very competent in the field, he is engaging science ambassador to the natural world.www.alasdairturner.com