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NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory passes Antarctica’s tallest peak, Mount Vinson, on Oct. 22, 2012,
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Solo return skier Aaron Linsdau upon arrival at his hotel, Condor de Plata, in Punta Arenas.
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Aaron packing SP breakfasts in The Condor's dining room.
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Butter, and more butter.
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Aaron's bags, with the pink tags, picked up by ALE, "not everything will likely fit in my sled bags. The trick will be to avoid looking like a Turkish bazaar.”
Image by Aaron Linsdau courtesy Aaron Linsdau, SOURCE
Punta Arenas, corner of Boris and Colon.
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Antarctica 2012-13 wrap-up: Solo skier on stand-by; Union Glacier runway good for landing

Posted: Oct 29, 2012 04:01 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) The only skier flying in with ALE/ANI’s first passenger flight to Antarctica, Aaron Linsdau, has weighed in his equipment yesterday. Butter will make up a full third of his menu, he says in a dispatch. He told ExWeb he couldn’t find cheese in Punta Arenas that will agree with him and decided to add more butter as planned. In his latest dispatch Aaron says there will be no flight this morning (Chilean time). “The next update I will receive will be at 6 PM this evening. There is a chance that I could fly...

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