We had now been traveling south for about 4 hours.  The sun was almost directly ahead of us and still above the horizon.  I began to notice the clouds had changed to just a flat white surface.  We then got the call to put on our winter clothes

  • Mad dash for clothes

After 20 minutes or so we were all seated again.  The crew checked out seat belts and we could feel ourselves descending. 

Approach to Union Glacier

The following is a screen capture from the HDTV screen of our arrival at the blue ice runway. The light is a reflection of something in the cabin.

  • Arriving at Blue Ice Runway (screen capture from monitor at front of cabin)