November Antartica in depth

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November Antartica in depth

Postby orthopedicsurgeon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:40 am

Does Antartica in depth voyage cross antartic circle
How is weather in November
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Re: November Antartica in depth

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Re: November Antartica in depth

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:55 pm

A November trip is the start of the season, beginning of spring and the ice hasn't melted enough to permit the ship to voyage to the Antarctic Circle. I took the first trip of the season 3 years ago and found the weather to be fairly warm. Temperatures stayed just around 0 C and I actually had to open up my parka to get some air when I was exerting myself physically.

I ended up not using any of my thermal underwear, just jeans or cargo pants with ski pants (for a waterproof exterior) and a wicking tee-shirt with a light nylon overshirt, wool sweater (only half the time) and a Goretex parka over it all. I ended up using my ski gloves less than half the time with thinner lightweight gloves that enabled better camera handling most of the time.

Areas you won't want to skimp will be headgear (you lose most of your body heat through your scalp) and socks. I used a double layer of wool socks inside the Wellingtons and then ran the ski pants over the top of the Wellies to keep water from getting inside.
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Re: November Antartica in depth

Postby PaulTeolis » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:39 pm

The trip you want is Quest for the Circle. It is a Quest, because ice is always a concern. We were one of two ships that made it across the Antarctic Circle in January, all due to very good timing with the sea ice.

They try again at the end of the season.
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