To the Pole! Six of us climbed aboard a ski-equipped Twin Otters bound for the South Pole. We were carrying tents, sleeping bags, and food with us in case something went very wrong. We lifted smoothly off the ice and flew 2.5 hours to a fuel depot located near the Thiel Mountains; essentially just 30 or so fuel barrels in the middle of a wind-swept plain.
Our Ken Borek Air pilots jumped out carrying shovels and a small pump. After digging out the fuel drum, they refilled the Twin Otter for our remaining two hours to the Pole.