Tag: antarctica

2013 Ice Axe Expeditions Antarctic Ski Cruise Trip Report

| November 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

Another fun trip to Antarctica is now history and it did not disappoint.  Well, okay, the Drake Passage at only Force 3 was a bit lacking, but it still had some nice waves.  And, unlike in times past when you had two wait  years between trips, it is being held again next you in November […]

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Antarctic Peninsula Gear List

Antarctic Peninsula Gear List

| June 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

I must be getting excited about skiing as I spent the day compiling a list of 30 gear recommendations and accompanying photos for the upcoming Ice Axe Ski Cruise to Antarctica this November. A lot of this gear is just variations on a general backcountry theme, but having been down there four times, I’ve developed […]

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Antarctica November 2013 Update

Antarctica November 2013 Update

| June 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although the 2013/14 Wasatch snowfall totals were a bit of a bust, I’m already looking forward to my next anticipated skiing outing in Ushuaia, Argentina before heading down to Antarctica for ten days of skiing in November with the 2013 Antarctic Ski Cruise. This is one of my favorite trips of the year (or actually […]

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Antarctica 2013

Antarctica 2013

| November 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

At this time next year, you could be finishing up a great day of skiing, checking out the latest weather forecast and getting ready to cross the Drake Passage after a week of wild skiing in Antarctica. The now famous IceAxe Antarctica Ski Cruise only happens once every two years, and in 2013 it will […]

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Antarctica 2011 – Trip Report

Antarctica 2011 – Trip Report

| December 7, 2011 | 12 Comments

It seemed hard to believe that anything could ever top the 2009 Ice Axe Antarctica Ski Cruise, but I think this year actually did.  In 2009 we had freakishly good weather (clear, sunny and calm every single day), but in 2011, I think we were able to get into more interesting terrain.  Part of this […]

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Antarctica 2011 – Coming Soon & Going Fast

Antarctica 2011 – Coming Soon & Going Fast

| June 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

It seems like the 2009 Antarctic Ski Cruise just happened a few months ago, but once again, it is time to start planning for the ultimate trip down to the White Continent to make some turns in the most amazing place on earth. The trip is organized by Ice Axe Expeditions and the format is […]

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Antarctica Photo Gallery

Antarctica Photo Gallery

| December 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

I know, I know… everytime I go on a trip it ends up being the best one ever, but in this case, I really mean it.  The 2009 Antarctica Ski Cruise was a five-star blast and here are the photos and captions to prove it. http://straightchuter.com/am-content/2009_Ski_Cruise/index.html If and when it happens again (and assuming I […]

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Live Antarctica SPOT Tracking

Live Antarctica SPOT Tracking

| November 3, 2009 | 9 Comments

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.

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Ushuaia 2008 – Trip Report & Gallery

Ushuaia 2008 – Trip Report & Gallery

| December 4, 2008 | 5 Comments

Although this barely qualifies as a trip (it was only six days or so) and we never even came close to our intended goal of skiing in Antarctica, this trip was one of the funnest outings I’ve had in a long time, mainly because it had so many great people involved. Doug Stoup of Truckee, […]

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Andrew off to Antarctica

Andrew off to Antarctica

| October 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Not only is the website still not showing pictures, but Andrew has left the country and the continent.   He is off to ski with Ice Axe Expeditions down in Antarctica on a 110 person cruise ship.   Sounds like a great trip, cruise, stop to ski and then get back on to the boat with all […]

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