Archive for December, 2008

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Antarctica, Part Two

Read Part 1 about visiting Antarctica. Part three is here. GETTING THERE AND BACK: THE DRAKE PASSAGE To get to Antarctica by boat requires crossing the Drake Passage, an 800 km stretch of open ocean that is often rough. How rough? 50 foot waves in bad conditions: Many people consider crossing the Drake to be a [...]

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Antarctica, The Details

I went to Antarctica earlier this month. It was an amazing experience being so far away from civilization and seeing crazy foreign terrain. as i approached the ship to depart with two buddies, we got quiet – fear of the unknown was suddenly staring us in the face. but then i realized how friggin’ awesome [...]

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