Ski Antarctica: UnofficalSquaw crew checks in from the bottom of the world

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 10, 2009 10:46 am

Well the UnofficialSquaw guys have encountered their first iceberg.  Cue Celine Dion.  If you need the back story, we talked to Tim Konrad on the eve of his Antarctica expedition.   Yesterday, Mr. Konrad and crew checked in from the land of penguins with this report.

After seeing our first iceberg yesterday evening from the Clipper Adventurer, we finally got to set foot on some solid ground.  The boat anchored in Ciervo Bay by the Argentine Primavera Station, and we took a Zodiac to shore. 

Within minutes of landing and starting to hike, a few penguins showed up to check us out, and no more than 5 minutes after that, a couple seals popped their heads out as well.  This place is absolutely amazing! 

After a short hike and a few scratchy turns, as well as a few really nice corn turns, we were at the bottom again…with more penguins!  We’re back on the boat again in much calmer waters, off to the next stop.  Stay tuned for more photos!

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