Heading to the Southern Ocean

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I’ve alluded to it in a couple of posts over the past week or so, but now’s the time to announce that I’m heading out on another adventure. This time, I’ll be traveling in the Southern Ocean, sailing from Argentina to The Falkland Islands and South Georgia, two places that I am very much looking forward to seeing. South Georgia in particular should be spectacular, not only for the scenery, but the historical elements with the Shackleton Expedition for instance.

While gone, I’ll be working on assignment from Popular Mechanics and traveling with Lindblad Expeditions. While this will be wild, and sometimes turbulent, part of the world, I don’t think anyone will be feeling too badly for me considering the amenities we’ll have aboard the ship I’ll be traveling on. Still, this will be an amazing adventure to a remote corner of the globe, and I’m looking forward to all of the opportunities it will afford me. I’m also looking forward to sharing stories of that journey with you when I get back home. Stay tuned, I’m sure there will be a lot to tell.

In the meantime, change is in the air, the winter climbing season is wrapping up, and the spring Himalaya climbing season is ahead. By the time I get back, quite a lot will have changed in the adventure and exploration landscape, and there will be plenty of news to share from this big, wonderful world of ours. It is going to be an exciting time to say the least.

I’ll be back before you know it!

Kraig Becker

7 thoughts on “Heading to the Southern Ocean”

  1. OMG! How divine! I'd love to go to South Georgia and Falklands too. What a great trip you are going to have.

  2. Thanks Lisa! Really looking forward to heading out today. Should be amazing.

    FYI: There is a chance I could be headed your way in a few months too. I'll keep you posted! 🙂

  3. Please take some pictures approaching the Georgia Islands. I cannot imagine what it would be like to navigate, dead reckon, to such a remote place on a 23 foot skiff in the Southern ocean only to be prevented from landing by a hurricane.
    Bucket List # 12

  4. Check out the Falklands Islands Maritime Museum while you're there – It houses the Reclus hut that my Uncle (Dennis Kershaw) and two others lived in during the winter of 1956-7 in Antarctica while surveying the Graham Land Peninsula. They also have his diaries from the time there. Fantastic history, have a great time!

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