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Antarctic Beauty 21st October 2006

2 Responses to “Antarctic Beauty”

  1. 1
    Joe:

    Too bad according to Al Gore that it is all going to melt soon you may have to go back and get a pic to verify this. Hahaha!

  2. 2
    pat:

    Wow,mountains buried under miles of ice, just their heads poking out.

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Antarctic Beauty

The story behind "Antarctic Beauty"

When climbing the 7 summits you will end up at Terra Incognita, Antarctica to climb Mt Vinson, with 4897m Antarctica’s highpoint. It is the coldest, windiest, driest and highest continent on earth and any travel there is always an adventure. The place where most of our earth’s drinkable water is locked in a thick ice layer that covers 98% of Antarctica.

The largest part of the travel to Mt Vinson is done inside a closed Russian Ilyushin freight plane, which flies from Punta Arenas, Chile and lands on the ice with wheels! Not only is this the most expensive flight in the world, but it must have the record for most extreme delays as well: departures or returns have been delayed for up till 2 weeks, due to the changing weather conditions.
To get to the base of the mountain, you will need to take a second plane, a Twinotter, equipped with skis. This is another unforgettable adventure and the photo above was taken during that flight. Endless field of ice, with a few mountains sticking through. 24 hour day light (in the Antarctic summer, the climbing season) makes this one of the most wonderful places I have ever been to and I can wait to return. Anyone?

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