Union Glacier to the South Pole

December 24th -We were able to fly out of Union Glacier today and make it to our South Pole ski starting spot. Flying took a good part of the day so once we arrived we skied a very short distance just to get going. December 25th – Today I was up at 6:45am to start water…

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Arrival at Union Glacier

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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Hi from Union Glacier

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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How do you get to Antarctica?

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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What Do You Eat on an Antarctic Expedition?

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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Getting Ready to Fly to Antarctica

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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Who Owns Antarctica?

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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