Punta Arenas

It’s pretty incredible to know that I’m only a few hours away from Antarctica.. but first I have a load of preperation to do! My kit was sent be air freight at the start of October so it was great to be reunited.

With a few bits of paperwork, planning and several COVID tests, I got here in one piece! I booked an apartment so that I have space to unpack my kit to repack it in the pulk (sled).

Chile only very recently opened up for travel so Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) have done an amazing job just by running this season (season runs from Nov – Jan).

There are four expeditions (all members on the image below) this year and I feel privileged to be part of the club. It’s unlikely that I’ll see any of them when I’m on the ice but it’s nice to know that they will be there!

My planned flight date to Antarctica is 18 Nov but this is weather dependent. For now, it’s back to packing.