Arrival at Union Glacier in Antarctica

The team arrived at Union Glacier in Antarctica a couple of days ago. We are now waiting for our flight to our drop off location at 89degrees south. The weather is poor with low visibility for flying so we are stuck at Union Glacier for a few days. We hope to fly in a day…

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After being delayed in Punta Arenas for several days we got the sudden call to be ready to fly in 2 hours. We hurriedly packed and made it to the office by 6:45pm. We went through security and boarded the plane and were wheels up by 8pm. After a smooth 4 hour flight we landed…

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From where I live in the Toronto, Canada area getting to Antarctica is quite a long journey. The first leg of the flight is to from to Santiago Chile. This flight is almost 11 hours from Toronto. In Santiago I will go through customs and immigration where I will need to get a Chilean Visa…

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Team building Camping

Food is fuel for our bodies. No food no go. The quality of the calories is also important. On a South Pole ski expedition, a mountaineering expedition or any extreme and cold weather expedition your body is using huge amounts of calories each day to keep running. A climber or polar skier could burn 6000+…

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Dec 17 Getting Ready to Fly to Antarctica I have been in Punta Arenas a few days now. My time has been spent getting last minute food and gear and meeting with our logistics provider to get all the details worked out. Both Saray and Christina are now here and we have gone through all…

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No country owns Antarctica. Antarctica is the only continent without a native population. In the International Geophysical Year 1957-58, 12 counties were active in Antarctica and created the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) that went onto force in 1961. For the purposes of this treaty, Antarctica is defined as all lands and ice shelves south of…

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December 14: Travelling to the Bottom of South America To get to the bottom of the world from the Northern Hemisphere is a long journey. I boarded my flight to Santiago, Chile at 10:15pm in Toronto. I will fly to Santiago first then take my next flight to Punta Arenas. The flight to Santiago from…

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