Daily Archives: October 31, 2013

Antarctica, Let’s Go!

I’ve sadly let this blog fall by the wayside for the past few years, but fear not! It’s time for me to blog like it’s 2006. In a few short weeks I will be en route to Antarctica via Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, Argentina. It’s been a long journey to get to this point but the excitement hasn’t even begun yet. I decided while I was in Australia that I wanted to visit all 7 continents. Antarctica is probably the hardest, so let’s knock that one out early…

I looked at some seasonal jobs helping maintain research bases, an interesting potential exploration particularly into the life  of the people who live there. I also investigated a few cruises on retired research vessels. Ultimately, I found Ski-Antarctica which seems to be an awesome combination of things I love, namely adventure and skiing.

If you have great ideas about special things to record, let me know — currently I’m pondering some cool time lapses.

I’m practicing my technical skills, reading Nansen’s Farthest North (yes, I know, “North” Pole), and watching ridiculously awesome ski videos. However, I’m not kidding myself, I know this will be an incredibly challenging experience — and I’m psyched for it.

I’m throwing in a few random gear pictures to let your imagination run wild. You can expect to hear from me soon. Any insights? I’d love to hear from you.