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Duffles of butter

I had to purchase a few spare duffle bags to transport my perishables onto the aircraft. One of those perishables is butter. Two duffle bags full of butter. As butter will be a full 1/3 of my diet, 2000 ...

Audio Dispatch

This is a final test dispatch from Punta Arenas, Chile. I will be dumping my gear off tomorrow with ALE then it is a waiting game for the flight to antarctica. ...

Nervous?

Looking back 2 days before shipping to Antarctica From my expedition manager, “I know. It’s getting crunch time. You must have a lot going on. Are you nervous?” My reply, “More like ...

Rainbow arch

During my stay in Jackson Hole in the summer of 2012 for my Antarctica training, there was very little rain. Being from southern California, I didn’t mind it too much. One of the few times it did rain, ...

Best magazine ever

National Geographic Adventure was the best magazine ever. I had so many trip ideas from this mag, I can’t even recall. The articles were right up my alley, from travel, to camping to being in. ...

Touch of greatness

One of my best buddies sent me this video for motivation: ...

Breakfast

Breakfast is complete. 12 boxes/pounds of cereal, 3 pounds of sugar, eight containers/6 pounds of powdered milk, and a roll and a half of Glad Press n Seal. That is just the dry portion of breakfast. For each ...

Arrived in Punta Arenas

I have arrived in Punta Arenas with what appears to be all my gear, as well as the food that just arrived today. It was a 24 hour continuous travel from Los Angeles to the tip of South America in Chile. The ...

Send off

Best friends send off. ...

Carmel

Even though we had lots of delays from getting out, I’m finally road tripping with my parents through California. We’ve been heading up the coast from San Diego up to San Francisco. My idea was to ...

Satellite beacon

My satellite beacon from Solara will be my trusty companion. ...

Last charging test

This is my last solar panel charging test. It worked brilliantly. ...