Here are some photos we took walking around by the hut built by the Scott expedition in the early 1900’s. This was the staging area for the dangerous 850 mile trip to the South Pole. During Scott’s last attempt, they made it to the pole only to find out that Amundsen had arrived there a month before. The members of the Scott expedition died trying to make it back to McMurdo.
Yes, that's solid ice completely surrounding Ross Island where McMurdo is located.
Ice is flowing up against the island, causing these wave-like pressure ridges.