Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trip of a Lifetime - Antarctica

I still, can hardly believe it, but when the opportunity arose for Mark and I to take a trip to Antarctica well, we jumped at it.

We are super stoked to be heading out with One Ocean Expeditions.  I started working with Aaron and Cathy Lawton when I first started repping...way back when.  They are a premier outfitter using only the best gear in the business.  Equipment is supplied by Kokatat Watersports Wear, Werner Paddles, Seals Sprayskirts and others.

This winter we fly from Vancouver via Dallas to Buenos Aires to a small city on the southern tip of Argentina called, Ushuaia.  It is commonly referred to as the most southern city in the world.

In Ushuaia we will board the Russian vessel, Akademik Ioffe for our One Ocean Expeditions - Antarctica adventure.

On this particular trip we will spend 18 NIGHTS / 19 DAYS with stops in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Archipelago and finally Antarctica.

We chose this trip with One Ocean Expeditions because we hope to do (weather permitting - it is Antarctica remember) what we love most - paddling and what a magnificent place this will be to visit and paddle in!  The crew has paddled over 3,000 nautical miles in Antarctica so who better to introduce to us and many others, such a magical paddling locale.

The opportunities to be active on this trip are endless; hiking, paddling, snowshoeing and more.  Armchair adventurer's no longer - YOU can experience this very adventure yourself.  Check out One Ocean Expeditions and if that does not convince you, keep watching our blog for trip updates and Coast and Kayak Magazine for a future trip report.

Kayaking with guide, Mark Scriver photo: Gabe Rogel

You can check out our last trip report, paddling down the Grand Canyon, in Coast and Kayak Magazine's Spring 2011 issue HERE.

And remember...DO EPIC SHIT!!!  THIS one's going to be epic and we are counting down the days.

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin