So you want to go to Anarctica…

by wonderfullyrich on February 24, 2007

So you want to go to Antarctica? I’ve finally created a document just for this question. I have the goal of covering a majority of the questions we hear about in a reference-able web document. I’m even thinking of a wiki for Antarctica at Harshplace.com, but don’t have time to implement it right now. Hopefully I can get the bandwidth and time to do it back in DC. In the mean time you can check out So you want to go to Antarctica…

To give you a brief update too, Bass Drum Ben got into town a few days ago and I went from Nelson to Christchurch to meet up with him. We enjoyed kicking it in Chch for a few days and caught up with a bunch of icers. It’s that time of year where you can’t go anywhere down town without being in a stones throw of 20 antarcticans. The last flight from the ice land yesterday night so it’ll slowly start clearing out now, but it was fun to see a bunch of faces from last year. They are totally confused why I’m down here, but the conversations were great and I’ve totally forgotten about DC for a time… 😉

We came back to Nelson and gave a our presentation on Antarctica which prompted the document above. Here at the collective, tons of people want to go to antarctica and it fits the type of people I travel with anymore. Adventure seeking, kind, interesting, and focused types. Should be a good mix of people who eventually end up on the ice, including Casey Fenton… Founder of Couchsurfing.com.

I got my first hitch in here in Nelson with Ben over to the World of Wearable Art that’s in town. A useful thing to know as hitchhiking is an amazing cheap way to get around and here in NZ it’s an extremely safe thing to do. Great to learn from a master too as Ben is now the subject of a hitchhiking documentary and has a book to boot on the subject. He’ll be back to the ice next year, but maybe I’ll see him again when he comes through DC.

So far as what I’ve been doing at the collective, I’ve gotten a few runs along the beach in, put a few more things in perspective, and am working on various ways to help CS grow and develop. Primarily we are working on getting a organizational structure put in place, but it’s a slow process (and should be).

Life’s all good here on the top of the world…

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