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Camping in Antarctica

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Each year 30,000 people visit Antarctica out of those 30,000 people only two thirds actually land on the continent and of the 20,000 people that actually step foot on Antarctica there are a handful of crazy people that are foolish enough to camp at the bottom of the world.

We were one of those people.

Did we get to sleep in tents like these? No way! These luxurious beauties were filled with our emergency gear. Oh, no when camping in Antarctica you do it like a real man and sleep in nothing but a bivy!

There are a few rules that one must take into consideration before deciding to camp on Antarctica.

  1. No food or drinks are allowed. This is a very strict rule. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot bring a nip of Vodka to warm your bones and you cannot bring a snack to get you through your midnight cravings. You are only allowed to bring a bottle of water.
  2. You will be picked up at 5:30 am sharp.
  3. No Going to the bathroom. You are in no way allowed to get out of your sac and find a private spot to do your business. Relieving yourself on the continent is strictly prohibited. Quark Expeditions brings one emergency disposable toilet, but it is to be used for absolute emergencies only.

Read more on The Planet D Blog.

Written by  Dave and Deb.

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