One Antarctic team had a scary moment over the weekend when one of the members of the squad had to be evacuated from the ice. The story is a sobering reminder of the fact that even in the 21st century, the frozen continent can be a harsh and unforgiving place.
Kathy Braegger, who is part of Richard Weber’s expedition, was airlifted back to Punta Arenas after falling ill while out on the ice. She is reportedly getting plenty of medical attention and is doing well, but wasn’t in any condition to continue on with her teammates, who were understandably upset that she was forced to abandoned the journey.
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