Monday, August 13, 2007

Don't Take a White iPod to Antarctica

That is the advice that one young man gave at one of his stops talking at schools in New Zealand. Jamie Fitzgerald lost his iPod a few weeks into his trek to the South Pole. Even me who wants to go back to Antarctica does not want to do what he did. Sure I want to summer down there, but I would like to stay at or near a base and even if I am going to the South Pole I would want to do it by vehicle or plane. It is not the cold that I do not think I could deal with (with plenty of layers of course), but rather I had enough of trekking in the snow from my December 2004 unexpected climb from the edge of Deception Island up and down into the caldera. You can read more about Fitzgerald's trip here.

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