Ice and Medicine at the end of the earth

How To Get There From Here

Antarctica is far away.  So, how does one get from Seattle, WA to McMurdo Station in Antarctica?  I will be flying from Los Angeles  on a 13.5 hour flight to Christchurch, New Zealand.   A military cargo jet will then take me from Christchurch to McMurdo.  The map of my route is detailed below.  Each stopover point has a description of my itinerary.  The trip starts on Friday September 17, but I will not actually land on the Antarctic content until September 23 at the earliest (weather permitting).

The map is interactive.  Next post will be from Christchurch, NZ!

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4 responses

  1. Kelly

    what a trip! I am so excited to hear about the adventures you are about to encounter. Be safe. I will be thinking about you.
    Kelly

    September 15, 2010 at 5:37 AM

  2. Amy

    Jessie, the weather is pretty fierce here in NZ right now. The south island is expecting snow and Christchurch is still experiencing aftershocks from the earthquake on the 4th. Maybe you’ll get to try out your ECW gear before you actually get to McMurdo. Hope the travels go according to plans.

    September 18, 2010 at 6:06 AM

  3. Mik

    That’s a long trip. Your arms must be tired.

    September 21, 2010 at 7:36 AM

  4. Tom & Micki Roberts

    Is it tomorrow or today there? Or is yesterday tomorrow?? We are excited for you!!! Micki & Tom

    September 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM

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