Monthly Archives: January 2012

No plans to rescue unexpected passenger

So the poor repair man who is accidentally going on a trip to Antarctica is not going to be rescued by the government.  The “New Zealand Herald” is reporting… “The Government is stopping short of intervening to rescue a New Zealander who … Continue reading

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Repair man accidentally joins South Pole expedition

Remember the article I shared last week about the rogue adventurer who set sail for Antarctica on a little sailboat without permission?  (Read here)  Well, the story just got even better.  Apparently they set sail with a repair man still … Continue reading

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Rogue Norwegian gets away from NZ authorities for trip to Antarctica

This story made me laugh: A rogue Norwegian adventurer is believed to have made it into international waters in an unauthorised bid to sail to Antarctica [in the above sailboat, the Nilaya]. The alarm was raised earlier this week when … Continue reading

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You better watch out, you better not cry, the G8 summit is coming to town

The G8 and Nato summits are coming to Chicago and rumors are starting to fly.  The University of Chicago has called it a potential disaster and Guam or Antarctica would be a better place to hold the meetings.  (Read it here) As … Continue reading

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I can never be satisfied

About this room.  The Den.  Specifically.  I swear, every 6 months or so, I completely rearrange this room.  Same random assortment of furniture.  Just different places.  This time, Keith swears that all of the furniture is in the exact same … Continue reading

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What I Wish I Had Packed

The are several things that I wish I had packed for our trip.  Most glaring was the omission of a waterproof covering for our Nikon D700 camera.  Keith ended up using a makeshift canopy from a shower cap and a towel.  It … Continue reading

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What I packed

Here is my consolidated list of what I packed for Antarctica: The items that got the most use were: Patagonia Ski Pants – 100% waterproof with waterproof seams.  I recommend making sure that they are short enough to not drag … Continue reading

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