I’ll be updating my location from Argentina, the Drake Passage and the Antarctica Peninsula over the next three weeks with a SPOT personal locater beacon. The image below should show my latest position, but you may need to refresh your browser to force an update.
I started playing around with the SPOT device last spring and have slowly warmed up to it, to the point that I now think it is pretty damn cool. It relies on three technologies – GPS, Satellite Phones and the Internet, so the potential for something not to work is always there. The SPOT unit places a marker on a Google map, which just like all other Google maps can be switched to a variety of views and zoomed in and out. I have no idea what the Google Earth resolution will be like in Antarctica, but is might be very cool. The SPOT device only tracks the latest seven days, so it will start to delete the older waypoints as the trip progresses.
Nov 2-5 Ushuaia, Argentina
Nov 6-7 Drake Passage
Nov 8 Deception Island
Nov 9-14 Skiing on the Antarctica Peninsula
Nov 15-16 Drake Passage
Nov 17 Ushuaia
Nov 18-21 Ripping Brown Trout lips in Terra del Fuego
Nov 23 – SLC
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