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Audio Dispatch

Hello from Antarctica... This is Aaron, day two, camp position, South 80 degrees 01 decimal 055 minutes position west 080 degrees 11 decimal 396 minutes. I crossed the very first crevasse field, did ok in it, ...

Audio Dispatch

First day of travel, day two of camping. Camp position South 79 degrees 59 decimal 271 minutes position West 079 degrees 55 decimal 741 minutes. Distance from previous camp 1.3 nautical miles, time of travel ...

Audio Dispatch

Hello from antarctica! I am on the Ronne Ice Shelf. Camp position South 79 degrees 58 decimal 732 minutes position West 079 degrees 48 decimal 656 minutes. It is windy as heck about 35 knot winds. The winds ...

Audio Dispatch

Hello from Antarctica ... I am currently at ALE\'s base camp positions south 79 degrees 45 point decimal 602 minutes position west 082 degrees 50 decimal 867 minutes. All is going well and just resting a bit, ...

Map of expedition start

Here’s a link to the map I’ll be starting with: Patriot Hills Map From Hercules Inlet, I’ll head for the Wilson Nunatak to avoid the huge crevasse field to the east of it. In 2003, a female ...

Day 1

There will be no flight this morning. The next update I will receive will be at 6 PM this evening. There is a chance that I could fly this evening, however it’s more likely tomorrow morning if all is ...

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: ...