Thursday, December 27, 2012
Boarding my delayed flight to Miami, then off to Santiago, which is when I bypass the volcanic eruption of Copahue volcano while heading to Punta Arenas! From there I head to Antarctica in an Ilyshin 76 jet and land on a frozen landing strip. Thence we board a twin otter plane to the Ellensworth mountain range and land at the base of Vinson Massif to start our expedition.
Miami airports' international terminals make you feel as if you are in South America already! Love this place, and the people...
Almost got arrested for carrying turkey jerkey into Santiago. Didn't think of it, but they sure did. Fligt over otherwise was amazing.
Flight to Punta Arenas was scenic. Saw much of Patagonia by air when it wasn't cloudy. Also met a few Wharton MBA students on their way to leadership training on the island of King George in Antarctica.
Tomorrow debrief with ALE, and the day after fly to the bottom, pending good weather of coarse.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Trail: Art Loeb on winter solstice
Current events: This post was written on Christmas day, and the US govt still appears as if they are falling off the fiscal cliff, the Pope pleas for peace in Syria on Christmas day, and a volcano simmers ready for eruption in middle of Chile in my direct flight path to Antarctica.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Distance: 43 Miles
Elevation Gain: 12,000 feet
Photos: by Matt Kirk
Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. The mountain is located within Pisgah National Forest about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) northwest of Brevard and 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Asheville. Named for the way its granite face reflects the sunshine, it rises from the valley floor to an elevation of almost 4000 ft.
I had a chance to see old hommies Matt, Kev, and MadA. Met new peeps Phyllis, David, and Jeramy. I was never able to catch up to early starters Lindsey and Tim! Want to thank Lily and David for the aid stations! Awesome weather, and great run!