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Leaving for Antarctica! (December 16, 2012)

Cycle South ExpeditionCurrent Position
Position Date: 2012-12-17 02:05:45
Position Lat: -53.1592
Position Long: -70.8906



Eric's GearI wanted to send a quick update from our somewhat : all systems are go for flight to Union Glacier in Antarctica! All the bags and my bike are already on the Ilyushin and that's left for Tim and I to do now is make final checks on our electronic gear. (Image: Eric's gear includes an EvoGrip S557 Swiss Army Knife, RangerGrip 90 Swiss Army Knife and a Clava camping lighter). The RangerGrip Swiss Army Knife is the sharpest blade I've ever used! The cable cutters on the pliers are equally as tough and the pliers themselves are sturdy enough for all the torquing I seem to put them through. Equally important for me, is the ability to use screwdriver bits. I can't decide if I use this knife more getting ready for an expedition or on it. Either way it's a well-designed tool that is never out of arm's reach."

It's been an intense couple of days here trying to rig and prepare the moonlander, food and other equipment. I've still got a ton of office work to take care of as well as a very important Skype call with Maria and Merritt. It will be the last time I will see them for almost six weeks.

Sea Force 0641.102Most likely, I will be up all night finishing a variety of tasks and of course, shaving my head - a pre-expedition tradition I've had for over 10 years! (Image: Eric sporting his Sea Force 0641.102 Swiss watch)
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