The Heroes Project lands in Antarctica with a goal of empowering USMC corporal Kionte Storey in his mission to reach the summit of Antarctica’s Vinson Massif.
By Jake Norton Antarctica didn’t let us go easily. It was 1 a.m. when we saw the definitively Russian Ilyushin lumbering through the Antarctic sky. The temperature was some 20 below, and the 30-knot winds made it feel much, much colder, ripping heat from exposed flesh with efficiency.
By Caroline George What do you do in Antarctica when you want to kill time? You eat, sleep, read, play games, write in your journal and … do first ascents. Not a bad program, is it?
By Caroline George This is day six at Union Glacier. The weather is stellar with not a cloud in the sky. The first plane out to Punta Arenas flew out last night, and we just found out that we won’t fly tonight because the Punta Arenas airport is out of … fuel!
By Jake Norton I sent my last dispatch when we were all a bit deflated, having been told we’d most likely be sitting here at Union in bad weather for four more days. To our surprise, though, yesterday morning brought brilliant blue skies and the possibility of an Ilyushin flight in the evening.
By Jake Norton Sometimes things work well—efficiently, smooth as silk. Sometimes, well, you hit a few speed bumps. We’re in the speed-bump zone. Yesterday, we had high hopes that the weather would clear tomorrow, allowing the Ilyushin—with its new fuel pump—to cross the Drake Passage
By Seth Waterfall; photos by Jake Norton All is well with the team. We had a great day of activity outside of camp. After breakfast this morning we headed out in a “track van”—a 4×4 Ford Econoline van that is fitted with snow tracks instead of regular wheels.