Finally the big day had arrived – I left for Puntas Arenas on Christmas Day! On December 29, we woke early and waited for the call to say that the weather is clear enough to fly to Union Glacier, Antarctica…
It’s a privilege to embark on the Vinson Massif expedition with a team of women who are also supporting some great causes. Take a look at the UN’s Women Lead Climate Action Programme in Cambodia, as well as the Her Planet Earth page. Check out Sandra Marichal’s video about her experience in Antarctica.
Adventure Consultants are great with communication and preparing us for the expedition. Below are some of the reference notes they sent us.
Watch “The Cold Truth: An Expedition to Antarctica” by Sandra Marichal, an #up2degrees documentary about the aircon of our planet: Antarctica. Sandra says:
“Every day is magical… Every day has a beauty I’ve never seen. It’s a place that makes you feel very humble to be invited on the planet – and the least we can do is to protect and respect it.”
During the southern summer of 2017/18, Adventure Consultants will operate its twenty fourth year of expeditions to Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest summit. Check out the Vinson Massif Expedition 2017/18.
Gunnbjörn Ulfsson (c. 10th century), also Gunnbjörn Ulf-Krakuson, was a Norwegian settler in Iceland. He was reportedly the first European to sight Greenland. A number of modern place names in Greenland commemorates Gunnbjörn, most notably Gunnbjørn Fjeld.
The highest peak in the Arctic. Greenland’s highest mountain, Mt Gunnbjørn Fjeld, is also the highest peak located north of the Arctic Circle…
The Vinson Massif is situated in the heart of the Ellsworth Mountains, 700 nautical miles from the South Pole, Antarctica…
What does it take to train for something like this? Here is a bit of a photo essay giving you a glimpse into how much preparation went into training for MdS – I trained for over a year in all kinds of weather conditions… We faced so many challenges!