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ISB in Antarctica: Travel Itinerary

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By Allison Lee, ISB Research Associate

While in Christchurch, New Zealand, I went to the exhibit Scott’s Last Expedition at the Canterbury Museum. Captain Scott led the 1910 British Expedition to the South Pole but died on the return route. I was inspired to do a time-line comparison, just for fun, between our modern 2013 cruise to Antarctica and Scott’s 1910 expedition to Antarctica. I hope you enjoy seeing the differences/similarities as much as I do.

While in Christchurch, New Zealand, I went to the exhibit Scott’s Last Expedition at the Canterbury Museum. Captain Scott led the 1910 British Expedition to the South Pole but died on the return route. I was inspired to do a time-line comparison, just for fun, between our modern 2013 cruise to Antarctica and Scott’s 1910 expedition to Antarctica. I hope you enjoy seeing the differences/similarities as much as I do.

In 2013 I will spend a mix of travel time on aircrafts and research vessel icebreakers with about 50 other people. I will travel from Seattle (Washington) to Los Angeles (California) to Sydney (Australia) to Christchurch (New Zealand) to McMurdo Station (Antarctica) to the Ross Sea (Antarctica) to Punta Arenas (Chile) to Santiago (Chile) to Dallas (Texas) and back home to Seattle.

In 2013 I will spend a mix of travel time on aircrafts and research vessel icebreakers with about 50 other people. I will travel from Seattle (Washington) to Los Angeles (California) to Sydney (Australia) to Christchurch (New Zealand) to McMurdo Station (Antarctica) to the Ross Sea (Antarctica) to Punta Arenas (Chile) to Santiago (Chile) to Dallas (Texas) and back home to Seattle.

This is RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer. (Photo by Ron Kaufmann)

This is RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer. (Photo by Ron Kaufmann)

Back in 1910 during Robert Scott’s Terra Nova, expedition it took the men seven months to reach McMurdo, Antarctica, and they did it all on a wooden sail ship! In comparison, it feels silly to complain about the 28 hours of flying time and cramped airline seats just to arrive to McMurdo.

Back in 1910 during Robert Scott’s Terra Nova, expedition it took the men seven months to reach McMurdo, Antarctica, and they did it all on a wooden sail ship! In comparison, it feels silly to complain about the 28 hours of flying time and cramped airline seats just to arrive to McMurdo.

 

 

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