In The Field

Antarctica 2010: How to pack for the ultimate trip

Posted on behalf of Chaz Firestone The fickle Antarctic weather went against us today, and our flight to the ice was delayed until tomorrow. But a delay on the ground is much better than “boomeranging,” the upbeat name given to the dispiriting process of turning around mid-flight. When that happens, checked bags can remain on the plane for up to three days, and the only item returned to passengers is their “boomerang bag,” which we’re instructed to pack with toiletries and a change of clothes. Packing for the ice turns out to be a rather involved process. Every piece of 


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