King George Island, Antarctica!

I had one of the most memorable winter breaks this time – I was in Antarctica!! Through the Wharton Leadership Ventures, I got an opportunity to spend 6 incredible days in King George Island, Antarctica. It was cold, wet, and beautiful.

This was the first time I was hiking with all my stuff in my backpack, and my first time camping – and I loved every minute of it! Sleeping in a sleeping bag, making our own food, devouring as many as five Snickersย  bars in a day and still feeling hungry, it was awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

My favorite part was the day we had to hike across a glacier to reach our next campsite. It was completely white all around, I’ve never seen so much white! Plus, the snow was knee deep making it not very easy to walk. I got very hot while hiking, but then the body would cool down really fast as we stopped. It was a delicate balance to maintain.

Overall, it was indeed a once in a lifetime experience. It will forever stay etched in my memory as one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had so far.

Sharing photographs in batches. It was not easy to carry an SLR especially with all the other weight I was lugging around. Also, I was always in a team trying to get to a destination so it wasn’t always possible to stop. And most importantly, each time I wanted to take a photograph, I had to remove many layers before I could handle the camera ๐Ÿ˜€ Even so, sharing what I managed to capture. Hope you enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 comments

  1. xandimusic · January 10, 2012

    Oh, must be fantastic! Love your photos, nice!!!
    peace
    xandi

    • Sonali · January 10, 2012

      Yes it was fantastic, thanks xandi! ๐Ÿ™‚

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