Getting equipped for Antarctica

In Christchurch (NZ) we get equipped with personal field equipment at the International Antarctic Center – a center run by the US, New Zealand and Italy. It’s an impressive infrastructure and works a bit like a separate airport for the flights to Antarctica with passport and security control like at any other airport.

Going on my Antarctic flight

The Antarctic “Passenger Terminal”

International Antarctic Center in Christchurch

On of the support US planes for Antarctica

The “Herc” equipped with skis

The big US C-17 with the Italian plane (right) for Antarctic support flights

The C-17 used as long landing with wheels is possible

Gathering equipment

My personal field equipment (besides the stuff I brought)

Finally everything has to be well packed

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