Welcome to the 2020 South Pole Last Degree Expedition blog! We are delighted to have you following along on this spectacular adventure. We are happy to report that everyone is in Punta Arenas. Kit has been checked and everything is on schedule.
Despite the fact that Punta Arenas did not have a fireworks display for the first time in many years the team had a good time bringing in the new year. It was a warm day in Punta Arenas. The beach was busy with people soaking in the sun and recovering from late-night celebrations. With gear checks out of the way early our team had the rest of the day free to explore town and enjoy the weather. An evening welcome reception and dinner officially kicked off the expedition. Tomorrow they will have a pre-flight briefing where they will learn more about the flight to Antarctica, including timing, weather, etc. In the meantime there is plenty of anticipation for the adventure ahead!
Listen to today's audio dispatch from Keith and make sure to check back tomorrow for another update!