Jeremy Jones in Antarctica

Jeremy Jones in Antarctica

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Jeremy Jones in Antarctica

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Blaster, Jeremy Jones, was one of our fellow riders who headed down on the Ice Axe Expedition to Antarctica earlier this month. Here is his latest blog post from his first day on the White Continent. Deeper. Day 1 Antarctica Sixty two hours of rolling and rocking threw the Drake Passage are behind us and off the bow of the ship I see the first sign of land. It is amazing to think that one of earths seven continents did not feel the footsteps of humans until the 1820’s. Imagine something the size of North America hidden at the bottom of the earth, the last great unknown in our world. Up on the bridge there is an air of intensity and focus that has not been on the face of the captian all crossing. It is clear we are dealing with an ocean that is constantly on the move. Ice is the king down here and it leaves everyone on there toes. No, radar, computer or GPS can help us navigate the ice and one wrong move will lead to being closed in by the ice and trapped in ice.- (The only other ship down has been stuck in ice for 8 days and there is no end in site) The radars are firing but the spotters spend very little time on the computer screen. It is the binoculars that lead the way. My first impression of Antarctica greatly surpasses my wildest imagination. It is a winter fantasy land. The bleached white peaks and the deep blew ocean waters make for a sharp contrast. With in minutes ripable lines appear in every direction. The place is stacked with every type of terrain imaginable; spines, chutes, towers, rolling glaciers, and huge seracs. Everything goes. You can read the full post at Mr. Jones’ Blog

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