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Destination Antarctica

Senior Editor Sam Bass is headed to Antarctica on a ship full of skiers.
posted: 10/30/2009

Skiing by ship. From November 1 through November 18, Skiing Magazine's Senior Editor Sam Bass will be living aboard a ship off the coast of Antarctica, along with a team of other skiers, including a camera crew and athletes from Warren Miller Entertainment. They'll be taking Zodiacs ashore to climb and ski the southern-most mountains in the world. Check back here for regular updates from life on—and off—the ship.

Update #10: Heading Home.

Update #10: Last Day of Skiing. Plus Photos!

Update #9: Mini Golf on King George Island.

Update #8: Filming with the Warren Miller Crew.

Update #7: Greetings from the South Shetland Islands.

Update #6: A New Continent.

Update #5: First Day on the Drake Passage.

Update #4: Departing Ushuaia.

Update #3: Arriving in Argentina and the first ski tour.

Update #2: En Route to Ushuaia.

Update #1: Preparing for the journey.

Photo Gallery #1: Ushuaia, Argentina.

Photo Gallery #2: Welcome to Antarctica.

Photo Gallery #3: First Turns.

Photo Gallery #3: More Skiing.

Sam Answers Questions from a Sixth Grader.

Other Blogs Covering the Trip


very cool, curious about snow, water content, the aspects, how that applies to the region, so that means south-facing is good? The from the coast, do you have to hike over the top and ski the backside toward the pole to get anything that isn't sun damaged? Oh, and a map would rock, does Google have an overhead? thanks for doing this....



Hi there. Sam's en route to Argentina right now, but he'll be reporting back on snow conditions soon, we hope! And yes, in the southern hemisphere, it's all about the south-facing aspects. I'll see if I can get a map going - not sure of his exact coordinates, but that would be a cool feature. Thanks for the tip. Stay tuned! --Megan

Go Sammy!  We are here in Maine following your journey!  Look out for Snow Petrels

I cannot wait to follow his progress. Skiing the places that most wouldn't dare to ski is an amazing thing to do. I hope that this adventure turns out well and I hope that we get to see more and more now and in the future. casino en ligne

This sounds soo cool. i can't wait to follow. does anyone know how to email?


knit one, pearl drool


sam bass is mighty cool!


good luck, have fun and ski hard... can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

This seems like an exciting adventure. You guys are so lucky. If we are with a school, how can we contact you (like email and get Q's answered)????? Have Fun!!!


Hey Puppydog, If you have any questions for Sam, I can help get those to him. Please email me directly at Thanks!

Boppin' around on the south face. Go get em Boys!


this is fun stuff, hey, also, Megan, thanks for participating on your own boards! good to know we have some interaction with a live human.

I found this on google, where are they landing?


Cool post on the first day of skiing. Thanks much.

So... if the ship sinks and food runs out, have you guys figured out which one of you is on the menu? And isn't that around where The Thing happened? Are any of you just evil alien spores disguised as a human? What's the test for that?

Not to mention they dropped The Blob off around there somewhere. And Alien v. Predator. Sleep well tonight, thanks again, keep up the cool work.

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