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UshuaIa – Fin del Mundo

UshuaIa – Fin del Mundo

Ushuaia [[Ushuaia is a beautiful city, isolated in the southernmost part of Latin America – TIerra del Fuego, just about 1500km north from Antarctica. It’s called “Fin del Mundo”, which means end of the world, because it’s said to be the...
Weather at the End of the World

Weather at the End of the World

If you’re wondering what it’s like at the end of the world, it’s been snowing on us for two days straight with crazy gusting winds – it really feels like the end of the world. This is what happens when you try to escape winter for a year...
Auf Shackletons Spuren Teil 1

Auf Shackletons Spuren Teil 1

  Unser Kurs südlich von Kap Horn Die Landgänge in der Antarktis   Die Antarktis als geographisch-astronomische Polarkreiszone bis 66° 33` südlicher Breite umfasst 21.2 Millionen km2 davon ist der grösste Teil Wasser. Der Kontinent Anarktika ist um etwa 2.7...
Antarctica

Antarctica

We could gush ridiculously about Antarctica but there simply aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to do so. Let’s start with a simple ‘Wow!’ and take it from there… New skills in Drake’s Passage First we had to get there; so let’s get the rough sea...
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina is often referred to as the southernmost city in the world. There are small towns further south, but this is a differentiation that most people don’t bother to mention.  Signs, shops and t-shirts all over town exclaim this is the Fin del...

Why am I writing this blog?

I have chosen to start this blog and document my year-long road trip from Alaska to Antarctica. After having spent most of my adult life pursuing education and career, this trip will be my OneGreatAdventure.  I will drive about 40,000 km in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler,...
Gear Review – DeLorme InReach

Gear Review – DeLorme InReach

  WHAT IS THE DELORME INREACH? While your average smartphone is great in places where people drink lattes (the 10% of the world that has cell phone coverage), with inReach you’re connected everywhere. Whether you’re crossing Antarctica or the Sahara, you’ll have...

Antarctica update 2014

As there was an overland vehicle involved this season as well, I thought I should do a write up on the main events in this year’s Antarctic season. We arrived back home in Norway mid September, and after about four weeks spent with families and friends, we...

Waiting for weather

Hei! Thanks so much for all Your comments! We haven’t been very active online lately, and we’ll probably be relatively quiet for the next couple of months too. Right now we’re stuck in Punta Arenas, Chile, waiting for a weather window in Antarctica...
Lust: GXV Safari Extreme

Lust: GXV Safari Extreme

Need some extra leg room? How about some extra off road performance? Is your Winnebago just not extreme enough for your hardcore overlanding needs?  The glorious maniacs over at Global Expedition Vehicles can help you out with their GXV Safari Extreme. Typically built...
Getting ready

Getting ready

  We’ve now been on the road for almost three years. There have been two longer breaks, one for about three months in Patagonia when we flew in to work in Antarctica, and a second break, for about 5 months when we signed up for another season in Antarctica...
Travel too fast

Travel too fast

Some years ago a friend made a comment about that he thought travelling by plane was to travel to fast. I heard what he said, but I did not fully understand or really agree with him. I thought flying was pretty amazing and it enabled me to get to exotic places quickly...
Antarctic trucking

Antarctic trucking

Last season I was more or less (except for the most amazing bonus in the world) stuck in the dining tent as a kitchen assistant and dish washer. This season I signed up to work in the Mechanical department, and the idea was that I would be out driving for most of the...

Back to Antarctica

It has been a while, but as we’re now back in Africa after our “break” in Antarctica, it is time to get back online and start the blog again. First a few updates from the cold continent: It was quite different to arrive at Union Glacier this season. Last year most of...