After 4 days in Antarctica, I’m back.
I spent 2 of those days basically running through the night and while it was light 24 hours (so it didn’t seem like night), it’s weird coming into the main camp tent to change clothes 10 hours in a race and seeing people sit down to eat breakfast when it feels like you’ve been up for a day.
This trip was really special to me – partly because in the back of my mind, I sort of thought I’d never actually make it to Antarctica. I signed up for this race almost 4 years ago and obstacle after obstacle kept popping up. Injuries, business issues and up until the moment we stepped off the plane in Union Glacier, I thought something would pop up last minute that would keep me from going.
Every time I got closer, I just kept saying “this is real, this is real, this is real” – like it was my first time traveling.
But it happened!
And wow. Antarctica is beyond words.
I’m going to spend some time putting together a proper recap, but in the meantime, here are some of my favorite photos from the trip to the bottom of the earth.
Some of the photos here were taken by Mike. Thanks dude.