XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17 2014

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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby s_c » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:46 pm

Thanks! I called GAPS and they added the camping option for me. I am so excited!
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby belinda.kate » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:25 am

yay! more people! :D

I booked my flights last week, there was finally a good price for them so i got in quick! Everything is coming together :D

Also, I think i've decided on the Glacier National Park - El Chalten 6 day tour to do afterwards and then ill spend i think 3-4 days in Buenos Aries before flying home :D
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby mlhodgson » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:37 am

Booked flights today and iguassu today :lol:

It's all coming into place now so all that is left to do/book is my buenos aires accomodation :D

So unbelievably excited, I'll be arriving in Ushuaia on 14th of November
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby emilye1977 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:50 am

Hi! I'm on this trip too. Just booked yesterday and traveling solo. I'm spending a couple of nights in BA then headed to Ushuaia. I arrive around 2pm on the 17th. I plan on doing the optional hike on the 18th before we board the ship. I'm a 36 year old female living in San Francisco. Looking forward to meeting all of you. Feel free to FB me. Emily_herson@yahoo.com.
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby ash0412 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:48 pm

Count me in on this trip too. I'm travelling solo as well, looks like there's lots of us "Solo" travellers. Still organising my outbound flights - I've gotten as far as Sydney to Santiago (Chile) on points (yay) just getting the next leg sorted out - to Ushuaia.
Cant wait, very very excited.
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby mlhodgson » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:49 am

Yay more people :D

ash0412 when are you leaving Sydney to Santiago cause i am also going Sydney to Santiago on the 10th??
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby mrq » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:24 am

Hi to everyone on this trip. I'm Craig 32, from England and will be travelling by myself.

I will be in Buenos Aries from the 9th - 14th. And plan to have trips to Iguaçu falls, Montevideo, Tigre delta, as well as a 1 day polo lesson!

If you're doing any of the above (and you're not an axe murderer) or you just want to know a few faces before the trip, then drop us a line.

Add me on Facebook Craig Quigley (good looking one holding a baby ha!). Or E-mail me Craig.Quigley@bibbydist.co.uk
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby emilye1977 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:45 pm

Hi everyone! For those who have not yet found me on Facebook, I have organized a page for our trip. Please add me as a friend and I will add you to our trip page :D

Emily_herson@yahoo.com
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby ash0412 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:01 am

Hi again.
I'm thinking about doing the Kayaking. Not sure about the camping although many of you are doing it and it seems like its a popular option- sleeping on ice doesn't really appeal ( am I missing something??) , but paddling around and getting up clsoe to iceburgs etc does. Anyone else doing the Kayaking? think of doing it? ( What a nice problem to have, hay!)
:? :wink:
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby ash0412 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:07 am

mlhodgson wrote:Yay more people :D

ash0412 when are you leaving Sydney to Santiago cause i am also going Sydney to Santiago on the 10th??


Hey, I leave on the 15th ( and arrive on the 15th) so you'll get there before me. I was going to go from Santiago to BA literally back to back and then straight down to Ushiaia ( i think I'll get 2 days there before we leave) , going to look around Santiago on the way back. However still working it out. What was your plans? A few days in Santiago first? I've heard it worth looking around - a friend of mine has raved about it.
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby PaulTeolis » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi all, just saw this posting

I will be aboard the M/SExpedition as your Photographer in Residence or Photo Coach!
A great time of year to be in antarctica...I am starting my 3rd season on board as photographer
leaving friday for west africa to join the ship again..

any questions I will try and answer from my many times on board and in antarctica,
but be patient for a response as I will be at sea.

Follow the ship on twitter:g_expedition and instagram.

And I will be tweeting from West Africa while on board...
twitter: paulteolisphoto

looking forward to seeing you on board.
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby ash0412 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:29 pm

Hi Paul.
Great to hear your aboard with us. I'm an ameteur photgrapher ( very ameteur !! ) so I'll be very keen to hear your ideas.
Over the next few months, can you give me ( us) an idea of equipment to bring and that kind of thing? My main purpose for this trip is for the photography so i'll be especially appreciative of your advice.
(PS I'm a Nikon girl. IF your a Canon guy then we'll never get along :roll: )
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby belinda.kate » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:02 pm

Great to hear you'll be on board with us Paul! :)

Just like Ashlee said, it would be great to get an idea of which lenses/equipment to bring. I'm tossing up bringing my 17-40mm wide-angle or just using my 24-105mm so i don't have to carry around/change lenses as often but i'm really not sure! haha

Ashlee - I'm a Canon girl...I hope we can get along? haha :P I'm also arriving into Ushuaia on the 15th (from BA), i haven't organised my accommodation prior to the trip in Ushuaia though, i'm considering The Antarctica Hostel - its fairly close to our joining hotel and it seems to get really good reviews :)
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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby PaulTeolis » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:55 pm

wanted to get this post out, as I am heading out friday for the ship which sails on monday up the west coast of Afirca. will be great to be back on board.

Ok, I shoot Canon (my sponsor) but was a nikon film camera user…best of both I think…

so what to bring camera wise.

-memory cards (tons)
-extra batteries (2 is good)
-a dry bag for decent camera bag between ship and land via zodiacs.
-large freezer bags for your camera as well, keeps them dry
-cleaner cloth or similar.
-UV filter
-polarizer great for sunny days and cutting through glare on the water
-tripod of mono pod, your call…great for inland when camping…

lens:
a wide angle is good for landscapes.
a zoom lens 200-300 range is ideal

from my experience shooting down there now 8 times, my 70-200 2.8 has been great.
I always have my 2X convertor as well. I got the pleasure of using a 300mm from while
there just this past december and january and it was the perfect focal length for my
in a lot of situations.

I supplement these lenses with a 16-35, 24-105 and 3 camera bodies…usually one is a back up
body and a point and shoot, which I mostly do video on.

that should get you going. I lecture on board a couple of times during the trip, and am always
around at night in the library for photo clinics and troubleshooting of any kind.

keep the questions coming…

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Re: XVAESX 141117 Antarctica Classic In Depth November, 17

Postby michellemeehan » Wed May 14, 2014 10:59 pm

Hi Everyone!!

My name is Michelle and I am 22, traveling solo and from the big apple of New York! I am extremely excited about the trip! I am taking the extra day in Buenos Aires (staying over night on the way there), camping, and kayaking! Is anyone else doing the extra day/night in buenos aires?

Only 6 months left! :D
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