I WENT TO ANTARCTICA!
On October 2017, I went to Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation grant for Artists and Writers! For 7 weeks, I was embedded with scientists in various locations on the mysterious 7th continent, ranging from McMurdo Station, the main U.S. outpost near Mt. Erebus (the southern most active volcano), to Cape Royds, home of the largest colony of penguins (and Shackleton's hut) to the Dry Valleys, the most extreme desert on earth.
Because it's there. Also, because it's been a long time dream to go there ever since a school mate from college got a chance to dive under the Ross Ice Shelf as a marine biologist studying Forams (more on that later). Unfortunately, he perished in a diving accident, a tragically poetic end to his dream. I have been haunted by the place ever since, hoping to one day visit the last remaining place on earth with unexplored regions.
And because it will be my next book!
Click on the images below in the gallery to see shots from my adventures at the bottom of the world.
Links to material about Antarctica: