Antarctica from Argentina
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 7:36 PM Last Post By: palenque2012
Jun 17, 2012 11:38 AM
I am just pondering wether I need to spend all that money, although the benefits of a good guide and relative comfort are all the more important in this particular leg of my trip!
If anyone has done this trip it would be good to get some feedback, also the cheapest providers etc.
Any suggestions will be welcome
Jun 17, 2012 8:36 PM
Jun 17, 2012 11:06 PM
Jul 4, 2012 3:10 AM
3Depending upon your nationality you could always try to get a job at a research station in Antarctica. I did that a few years ago and have since spent over 30 months in Antarctica.
Aug 15, 2012 3:07 PM
Aug 18, 2012 3:56 AM
5I work in logistics at a US station. The US program operations are contracted out to Lockheed Martin but most of the non-science jobs are hired by a company called P&E. Jobs are only open to US citizens. However many other countries have stations in Antarctica and probably have a similar setup.
Aug 18, 2012 4:25 PM
Oct 2, 2012 7:28 PM
7As far as I know, as long as you respect the treaty, you can DIY anyway you want. Of course you would have to have very deep pockets (much deeper then taking a organized trip) but there is no governing body stopping you from going to the continent, they can only stop you from stepping foot on their stations. Antarctica is not a country, anyone who is crazy enough to go can't be stopped by visas ect. Bring your own accommodations though.
Oct 2, 2012 7:36 PM
8I see your from the UK so if you really want to get there and don't have the funds to diy then the Antarctica British Survey is your best bet. I think they just merged with a Oceanic Survey branch of the government so I think they are downsizing though. Good luck
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