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 Post subject: Re: ANTARCTICA!!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
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Yes i can confirm that Dusty was in fact the only legit ski bum on the boat and everyone esle was a sellout in one way or another!

''In reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future''



I don't believe there were any "sellouts" on board, at least I didn't see any Metallica members on board, but there were a lot of Dr.'s and Dentists a Diver and a Poker player… All with seemingly secure futures. Just a really cool crew of people. Good luck under the deep black sea Gav, Merry Christmas, and I hope to see you out in the great white when you get back up!

PEACE,

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:20 pm 
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GAV is right...You're a hick D....a line rippin sick travelin hick! Nice one mang...looked like a rad adventure.

I was surprised there wasn't a photo of you streekin the Polish science station.

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 Post subject: Re: ANTARCTICA!!!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:21 am 
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All right, I'm gonna drop the backpacking portion on ya too now. Not so much a trip report as much as a photo dump. Well, maybe.

So we left all of our riding gear (the "DoucheBag") at a hostel in Ushuaia and flew an hour and a half North to Calafate. I have to say that flying in Argentina is just a little different, when a plane lands all the passengers applaud. The applause is like a golf clap, but everyone on board claps none the less. It's kind of awesome!

…unlike the drinking fountains
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which are WAY to close to the toilets
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what's up with that?

From Calafate we we hopped onto a bus to Puerto Natales, Chile
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And then started hiking in Torres del Paine
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where the Torres reside
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and the mountains are pretty cool
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and so is the rock art
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and then it was back to el Chalten, Argentina backpacking around FitzRoy
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which I think is even more cool
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and the clouds are too
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not to mention the birds...
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the crazy birds
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the plants
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and the INSANE WINDS!
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So that's it. Once again, I hope ya'll enjoyed it!

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 Post subject: Re: ANTARCTICA!!!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:25 am 
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WOW!

Mind blown..... :thumpsup:

Thanks for sharing this trip of a lifetime; truly amazing!!!


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:drool: :drool: :drool:

Can't thank you enough for sharing your adventure!

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Crushed it brutha - i shoulda listened when u tried recruiting me . Once in a lifetime deal. Very stoked to see your TR and wonderful photos. :thatrocks:

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Awesome TR. It is very cool to see you guys living the dream!!!


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 Post subject: Re: ANTARCTICA!!!
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Dude, the cornice on that peak in the last shots is HUGE.

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 Post subject: Re: ANTARCTICA!!!
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FKNA, one of the best TRs ever. :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: ANTARCTICA!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Just spent a half hour looking through these. AWESOME. That's one heck of a one-two punch on that trip. I'm not sure which looks better, the splitting or the backpacking. Thanks a lot.


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