Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for a Times Team in Antarctica

The story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.

In this Times Insider piece, Jonathan Corum explains how a team of four reporters and videographers were able to shoot a series of virtual-reality films in Antarctica, without seeing any of the footage. McMURDO STATION, Antarctica — We landed on the ice in time for Thanksgiving dinner: 41 turkeys and 140 pies.Thanksgiving is the first long weekend of the year for the roughly 700 support staff and 200 scientists who work at McMurdo Station from October to February, through the southern summer....