My Antarctic hero pose,
a chance to show off my gorgeous leopard skin mittens:
Iit's not completely flat here at Halley, the wind shapes the snow surface into pretty ridges and bumps called sastrugi, which are also good for jumps when kiting. here's a photo looking down at the snow on a moderately windy day. The met speak for what you see is 'drifting snow', when the wind picks up the loose powder and it whistles it across the surface. When it gets a bit windier it looks more like the picture below, 'blowing snow', and all you can see around you is white, white, white...
Here's me struggling with a gale force ballon launch, Alex's hat blew away whilst he was taking this photo!