2016 South Pole Flight Blog

Saturday, 09 January 2016 04:32

Final full day in Union Glacier

With their last full scheduled day at Union Glacier there was a lot going on today. Some of the team relaxed while others when on hikes and/or drives.

Friday, 08 January 2016 04:01

More exploring around Union Glacier

Today's activities included a hike up a non-technical hill for some and for the others the day started with a lecture about British polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott.

Thursday, 07 January 2016 03:11

The adventure continues...

With a good night's rest behind them and being off the high polar plateau (where at the South Pole it feels like you are at 12,000 feet) everyone was ready for more adventure today.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 04:35

Back at Union Glacier

After a great time at the South Pole our team has returned to the more pleasant latitude of Union Glacier where on a nice calm day it can feel down right balmy.

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 05:53

The South Pole!

All day we kept waiting to hear from our team and we could only guess that the lack of contact meant that they were very busy having a good time, and we were right!

Monday, 04 January 2016 03:34

Arrival in Antarctica

Game on! Our South Pole Flight team flew made the flight today from Punta Arenas to the Union Glacier Basecamp in Antarctica.  A little over four hours after take off the Ilyushin-76 aircraft landed on Union Glacier's ice runway (at around 2:30 PM local time).

Saturday, 02 January 2016 18:51

Exploring Punta Arenas

Our 2016 South Pole Flight team is in Punta Arenas and all are very excited for their flight to Antarctica and onwards to the South Pole.

Friday, 18 December 2015 17:11

Welcome to the 2016 South Pole Flight Blog!

Our 2016 South Pole Flight is just around the corner! Team members are packing their kit and preparing to head to Antarctica for this spectacular adventure. We are excited to share their journey with you via this blog. Check back again on January 1 for the official start to this blog! You'll find audio dispatches and updates about the expedition's daily activities.

We'll see you again soon!

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