You probably saw the photos from our January, 2011, expedition to Antarctica, and read some of the blog posts from the expedition, but since we were operating on limited bandwidth and power supply while on the ice, we didn't push out any video in real time.
I just sent off a final, final dispatch from our adventure in Antarctica. I'm sitting in my hotel room in Punta Arenas, surrounded by too much gear jammed into 3 duffel bags and a ski bag, and ready to head to the airport in a few moments.
It was a great trip on the ice, but, as always, it will be great to get back home again, too.
We're here in Punta Arenas; the entire team is doing well, excited,
all our bags arrived, we're packed, and ready to depart - we hope -
early tomorrow morning.
It's exciting, and will be a first time onto the Ice for everyone on
the team but Peter Whittaker. If all goes well, we'll fly to Union
Glacier camp at 5:00 tomorrow morning, and perhaps continue on to
Vinson Basecamp later in the day. That would be only with great
blessings from the weather gods, but we're all keeping our fingers
It's late, as always (but still light as day in the far south, even at
10:00 PM), so time to sign off for now. But, please stop on by the
First Ascent blog (http://blog.firstascent.com) to follow along on our
progress. A post of mine was just put up there - Jake Norton Reflects
on Personal Sacrifices, Rewards of Antarctica Expedition
- and there will be much more to follow.