For those of you who have been following the site, you probably are aware that gCaptain.com has a sister site (actually more of a brother site) called UnofficialSquaw.com that is run by John’s brother, Tim Konrad. Based out of the infamous Squaw Valley USA ski resort in Tahoe, California, the site offers an inside look into the lives of avid skiers and snowboarders and follows a team of skiers as they compete (and dominate) in various freeride competitions throughout the world.
Just recently, the team embarked on an adventure for the ages that I think is worthy of a cross post here on gCaptain.com. So where did they go? Skiing in Antarctica!
On November 6th, the Unofficial crew headed to Ushuaia, Argentina where they teamed up with group of guides from Ice Ax Expeditions and boarded the Clipper Adventurer for a 70 hr. voyage across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Once there, the crew enjoyed exploring the white continent and pocketing first descents titles under sunny skies, all the while documenting their adventures on film.
At 6 p.m. yesterday evening we pulled out of the port of Ushuaia, Argentina and started making our way down the Beagle Channel on board the Clipper Adventurer. On board the ship are three film crews and a who’s who of the ski industry. It is hard to describe how unbelievably fired up everyone is. But hey, we are heading to Antactica to go skiing!
Thankfully, the trip went without a hitch (minus a few crevasse scares) and there is no need for any incident photo of the week from this one. For full details about the trip, check out UnofficialSquaw.com or keep reading for some great photos.
Tim Konrad on the deck of the Clipper Adventurer as it makes it’s way to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Hiking across a glacier
Hanging with some penguins.