My relatively short stay here at the South Pole will likely come to an end within an hour. An LC-130 is enroute from McMurdo to take myself and eleven others to McMurdo for the night. If all goes according to plan and if the weather holds, tomorrow morning should see myself and 56 others boarding a C-17 for Christchurch. My posting in this space will likely be limited for a couple of days as a result.