Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ski day on Union Glacier

We arrived two days ago and stepping off the plane we stepped onto probably the most beautiful scene I have ever witnessed. We landed on a glacier of blue ice going downhill and surrounding us in the distance on three … Continue reading

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On the way to 89 Degrees South

Updates coming from Sean, the expedition’s videographer: Yesterday, the one engine on the twin otter aircraft that was supposed to fly the team to their destination┬áneeded repair. So they went off on a long ski training session. Today, the engine … Continue reading

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Antarctica training day

It was only a short intense sleep we managed after a 3am bedtime but it was great to get up and get into the day nonetheless. A hearty breakfast was followed by a medical briefing that outlined issues we could … Continue reading

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We are in Antarctica

We landed on the blue ice runway at Union glacier at 11pm tonight in bright sunshine. Stepping off the plane is akin to entering an austere imaginary world with mystical lofty peaks overlooking the gigantic creeping ice flows and glaciers. … Continue reading

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Boarding Call

We’ve just received a call from Guy and the team in Punta Arenas, who are about to be picked up at 4.20pm from their Hotel to be taken to the airport for the flight to Union Glacier in Antarctica! Everything … Continue reading

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Waiting in readiness

Our luggage has been picked up for weighing and loading onto the Illyushin 76 aircraft. We are informed that the weather is holding with steady winds blowing at 20 knots. We have been on stand-by since 9:30 this morning and … Continue reading

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Briefing Day

The company who is flying us to Antarctica is know by the acronym ALE. Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions. This morning we went along to their pre expedition briefing where they explained in fine detail how the flight program works and … Continue reading

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