This short blog refers to a video which shows some of the preparations undertaken for the season at Union Glacier. The video was produced for Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE). ALE will provide the logistics for my trip to Antarctica in January to climb Mount Sidley. The video shows the conditions likely to be faced at Union Glacier. If it is too long for you to watch all the way through, it is worth going to the end to see the Ilyushin plane landing. Union Glacier is the initial stopping off point or hub for expeditions run through ALE. I will only spend a couple of days here (weather permitting) either side of the Sidley climb. The bulk of my time in Antarctica will be spent on the mountain in even more primitive conditions.
In my next blog I will cover some of the kit I am taking with me.