View from frozen lake of pods at Whichaway Camp where I stayed. Located on the Schirmacher Oasis (coordinates 70’ 45’ 49’ S, 11’ 36 59 E) in the Schirmacher Hills in Queen Maud Land, camp was unique and otherworldly.

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Located on the Schrimacher Oasis in Queen Maud Land, Whichaway Camp comprised six sleeping pods, three centralized pods, a shower pod, staff tents, and three guest tents. The tent in front was mine.

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Inside my tent at Whichaway Camp. Glamping in the middle of Antarctica!

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Whichaway Camp is on Shirmacher Oasis, located between the edge of the Antarctic Ice Shelf, and the Novolazarevskaya Nivi Ice Shelf. Behind camp was a frozen lake, then a giant ice fall, and then glaciers and ice as far as you could see, with Nunatak in the distance.

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Arrival at Whichaway Camp on the Shirmacher Oasis in Queen Maud Land. The three centralized pods held the kitchen, lounge, and dining room.

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Arriving in Antarctica from Cape Town at 4AM, at Wolf’s Fang ice runway, which is flanked by the towering mountain of the same name, part of the Fenriskjeften Range and Drygalski Mountains
in Queen Maud Land.

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One of our guides, Marco, took this photo of our group on top of a glacier. That’s me in purple in the middle.

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Marco took this photo of some of the White Desert crew hanging out in the kitchen.

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Our little group ended up trekking together most days. Here we are on top of a glacier.

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Me, climbing on and through giant, frozen ice waves, formed near the coast when the wind and sea push the ice into the continent, causing it buckle and refreeze.

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Our little group on top of a glacier/mountain. Behind and below us the pack ice extended for approximately 150 KM until the coast, and beyond that you can almost see the open ocean.

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I took this photo of former NASA Astronaut and Commander of the Space Station, Terry Virts, who was part of my group, and remarked how much being at Camp in Antarctica reminded him of being on the Space Station.

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Morning after spending the night at the Pole of Inaccessibility (FD 83), the most remote spot in Antarctica.

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Our group’s last meal together in the dining room at Whichaway Camp.

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Walking on a frozen lake near camp. Bundled for the cold.

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Trekking and taking photos in Queen Maud Land. Three of my favorite things.

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Trekking up a glacier.

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Me, climbing on and through giant, frozen ice waves, formed near the coast when the wind and sea push the ice into the continent, causing it buckle and refreeze.

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Glacier trekking with my little group, and snapping photos while I do.

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We flew from Cape Town on a Gulf Stream (right) and landed at Wolf’s Fang in Queen Maud Land at 4am. There we transferred to the converted DC-3 Basler on the left, and flew to Novolazareyskaya, then drove in special 8×8 trucks to Whichaway Camp.

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