Category Archives: Punta Arenas

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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Gear Check

Following on from a comprehensive briefing from our expedition leader Guy Cotter yesterday, today we spent 4 hours checking that all our equipment is ready for the upcoming journey into the heart of Antarctica. It is imperative we have all … Continue reading

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