Antarctica Packing Woes

January 14th, 2010 at 11:02 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

We just finished participating in a one hour “Webinar” put on by Lindblad Expeditions about our upcoming Antarctic trip. Very informative, and the images shown by the staff photographer were breathtaking and inspirational.

What’s troubling us now though is confirmation that our flight between Santiago, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina has severe luggage restrictions:

Two 33 pound checked bags and one 17.6 pound carry on per person.

Eek! (this coming from the 6′ 3″ person whose clothes weigh a heck of a lot more than those of his 5′ 3-6″ family members – never mind all the photo gear I am taking with me).

We’re going to start staging our luggage and carry-on deployment this weekend to see how we can fit all we need, and trim back the stuff we thought we needed but don’t really need in order to fit the weight limits. Photographers jackets with well-stuffed pockets are part of the plan too.

Photos to follow in a few days, no doubt.


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2 Responses to “Antarctica Packing Woes”

  1. Linda Says:

    Thanks for attending the webinar.

    Packing is always tricky. I work for Lindblad, and we usually suggest bringing as many layers as you can fit into your suitcase (within the weight restriction). I hope your packing deployment goes well.

    While you are on board (or after your expedition) if you feel inclined to send us a post we’d be happy to feature it on the Lindblad Blog.

    I hope you and your family have the time of your lives!

  2. Jake Richter Says:

    Thanks Linda!

    We fortunately have ample time to stage our packing.

    We hope to be blogging here to our site while aboard the Explorer, but would be happy to have you to link and/or excerpt from our blog for the official blog.