Saturday, September 15, 2007

Expedition planning #5 : Marching Orders

It is now official: this Antarctic summer's expedition is on. We - my intrepid collaborator JY and I - received our marching orders last week.

They consist in a departure date (December 26th), a 40-page document containing information about our journey and about the two bases we will visit / sojourn at (Dumont d'Urville and Concordia), a list of clothing we will be issued with (some pretty cool warm stuff), and lots of medical forms for us and our doctors to fill in.

Next on our list - together with building / testing / fixing the equipment that must be shipped out by the end of the month - is getting doctors' and dentists' appointments to make sure we're physically good to go.

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