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ANTARCTICA

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L CA LO TE A M I CATLE CL LO record as the highest LIMA

largest continent. It holds the and exploration of the world’s fifthup to almost Antarctica is all about discovery meters and mountains that soar ations between 2,000 and 4,000 elev tiful iceberg age aver beau The with , d. earth visite t on t continen ate and is the mos nsula has the most moderate clim ies of seal and bird spec us vario and les 5,000 meters. The Antarctic Peni wha ding inclu e of wildlife around this area, formations along with the abundanc rctica a remarkable destination. Anta e mak ) uins peng A good r life (in particula iest, and driest place on earth. considered to be the coldest, wind is a sture rctic (moi rs Anta laye ted, base habi for unin ns Predominantly . Be sure to pack optio go a long way to keep you warm le outer layers thab brea and ) warm you layering system of clothing will keep to fortable); mid layers (insulation wicking to keep you dry and com f). , (waterproof & windproo tor in an equivalent period. Hats tion than is received at the Equa radia r sola more ives rece a rctic During summer Anta to prevent sunburn. sunglasses, and sunscreen will help

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Travel pack or duffle bag Lightweight daypack Waterproof storage sacks Unbreakable drink bottles (1L) Comfortable shoes for use on boat or while travelling Casual moisture wicking socks Waterproof jacket and pants Insulated parka or down jacket

The climate in Antarctica is characterized by a long winter and a C relatively short summer. Most visit the Peninsula to March) during the summer (November een –15°C when temperatures hover betw chill can and +2°C during the day. Wind below –15°C. cause this temperature to drop jacket down a and ssary nece is ring Laye . The warm you keep to nded mme is reco d to be the Antarctic continent is considere ipitation can coldest desert in the world. Prec Peninsula, occur during the summer on the for longer than however it is unlikely to persist a few hours.

Suggested for extreme temps, winte r season or higher elevations Check if may be provided by Trave l Operator

ESSENTIAL GEAR

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Warm overgloves / ski gloves Scarf or thermal neck gaiter Beanie Sun Hat Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, Aloe gel First aid kit Toothbrush and Personal toiletries Anti bacterial handwash or sanitising gel

Fleece jacket or wool sweater Heavy-weight thermal top Mid-weight top and pants (fleece or wool) Thermal tops and pants (powerdry, wool or polypro) Warm pants (Polartec or windproof) Quickdry easy care long sleeve shirt Quickdry easy care T shirt Quickdry easy care pants Quickdry anti-chafe underwear

Gear Checklist

• A layering system is critical to ensure that you keep warm and dry - layering involves a thermal base layer, lightweight moisture wicking garment, insulating warm wear layer and waterproof/windproof outer layer. • When photographing icebergs and snow, keep in mind that these landscapes reflect considerably more light than most surfaces. • Two sets of gloves are very useful - the liner glove will also keep your hands warm while still allowing movement to operate a camera. Not to mention the value in having a back up pair in case one falls off the ship! • Protect your camera and personal items in waterproof dry sacks while traveling from boat to shore.


RECOMMENDED GEAR

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Warm Vest (Polartec, down or wool) Travel alarm clock Binoculars Thermos flask Hand or feet warmers Torch + spare batteries Camera + spare batteries Moisture absorbing beads International power plug converters

• Moisture absorbing beads are a must to carry with your camera gear. These help prevent condensation forming on the lens and sensors. • Thermal neck and face gaiter (Buffs) are useful in many situations - they can be used to cover your nose to reduce the cold or to protect your neck from the sun, or even get that messy travel-hair out of the way till you reach the next available washing facility.

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Warm socks Air line travel neck pillow Compressible travel pillow Spare plastic bags or zip lock bags Sewing kit Money belt Luggage tags and locks Document wallet Ear plugs Book

Photos: Antarctica, Photographer: James Huggett.

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Gear list for travelling to Antarctica  

comprehensive list of suggested clothing and equipment for travelling to antartica

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