Snapshots of Antarctica from Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport and a team of skiers, who just spent a few weeks ski mountaineering in Antarctica, returned Stateside yesterday, but not without some eye-catching bounty. Here are the latest pics of the team's first descents from Davenport's point-and-shoot. 

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The Sphinx, center, is a 1,700-plus-foot smooth face varying between 45 and 52 degrees. The D.A.M. couloir is on the left skyline. These were both first descents by the team. 

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Teammate Stian puts in the boot-pack in the upper couloir. 

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Looking south through the Errera Passage.   

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Jim Surette, director and cameraman, climbs the steep upper ridge.  

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Getting ready to drop into The Sphinx. 

For first-hand accounts and more photos, check out Chris Davenport's blog

--Kate Siber

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