Monday, 18 November 2013 15:41

D-2 to Antarctic Ice Marathon

We were told this morning that there is a chance that we may leave earlier and depart from Punta Arenas for Union Glacier camp in Antarctica if the weather conditions allow us to do so. Antarctica is one of the most difficult places in the world to fly to so when there´s an opening for us to do so, the organisers will try their best to fly us in.  

 

"An Ilyushin-76 (IL-76) plane will fly you to the Union Glacier camp at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. It’s a 4.5-hour flight that will see you fly over Tierra del Fuego and the Drake Passage before getting your first glimpse of frozen seas below. At 66 degrees latitude you will cross the Antarctic Circle and continue towards the icy continent. The ice sheet will continue to stretch inland until you see the spectacular Ellsworth Mountains. We will land on an ice runway at the southernmost extension of these mountains - 80 Degrees South."

 

I am proud to be flying the Singapore flag here in Punta Arenas, Chile and soon in Antarctica, in the group of 50+ runners from all around the world mainly attempting to run the Antarctic Ice Marathon :)

 

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