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Slightly off topic but right now, it's colder in Chicago than in many of the reporting stations in Antartica. It's only colder at the South Pole. For up to date weather information visit the Automatic Weather Station Observations for McMurdo Station. You'll get stats for the entire continent.

Nice weather for Bears fans who are accustomed to tailgating in all kinds of weather but a challenge for someone who doesn't experience these winters on a yearly basis.

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Yeah, HeySailor, I noticed that. I am always checking Weather Underground, but until Jan did it in the first post, I never thought to check McMurdo Sound! My son lives in :cold: Saint Paul, MN, :shiver: and it is much colder there now than at McMurdo Sound, which is having summer - highs in the mid-20's to mid-30's (F).

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Hats off to Orlando and Sebastian for this intrepid adventure. I have to say I would love to go but, wow, what a journey to get there!

I've just got back from skiing in Banff in Canada where for 2 days we had temperatures of around -20 celsius and that was the coldest I have ever experienced (no doubt many ka-bloomies have experienced worse than that but it was a lot for me, coming from a relatively temperate UK climate). I was skiing with 6 layers on my top half and 3 on my legs and was still chilly so goodness knows how many layers Orlando will need to wear!

It would be great to see some footage and hear all about their trip.

Thanks for posting this, Jan.

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I was cleaning out my photo files on the computer and I came across a file named Antartica 2004. My first thought was, I'd better start paying closer attention to where my hubby is going on those business trips! Apparently a business partner of his went there and sent us the pictures to share. Hubby said it would be okay to share them with all of you. Here is a sample of the beautiful scenery Orlando will see on his trip. It is just absolutely breathtaking!

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This is about as exciting as anything Orlando has ever done. I am almost as enthused for Orlando to experince this as I was for any of his other projects/movies. It is sure to be a life changing adventure for him. Did I mention how proud I am of our man!

Kim

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Thanks Kim and tell your hubbie and his friend thanks, too. Can you imagine what Orlando must be feeling (not the cold) as he looks upon this barren and frozen landscape. Oh, please, please share your photos with us, Orlando and Sebastian.

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Thank you so much for sharing those pictures, Kim! And do thank your hubby and his friend too.

I just realized that Orlando probably saw a full moon there. Now, it would be in daylight as there's 24 hours of it this time of year, but it still had to be amazing.

Isn't it just like him to go outside his comfort zone to do something important? As so many have already said, I feel SO proud of him. I surely hope we get to see his pictures someday.

I wonder if Sebastian's book will be available in stores?

Beth 37

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Thanks for the info! Orlando's adventursome spirit is what really struck me most when I first got to "know" him. And to see him using that spirit for a greater good is wonderful! He continues to amaze me.

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Having seen the frozen North area, north of the Arctic circle, I can understand what he is seeing and feeling about what he sees. It is sooo much nothing but ice and snow and rock and COLD! It's pretty amazing that man can go there and exist. I was working 10 to 16 hrs a day so the "new" of the land features wore off pretty quickly in the everyday necessity of keeping warm and safe while doing your tasks. I hope he enjoys the trip and returns safely. Nature is unforgiving and there is just a slight margin of safety sometimes. Man can't dominate there, for sure!

I hope they share their pictures and thoughts when they return. It's bound to be worthy to be read and seen. Live changing events and trips are awesome!

Louise

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Thank you so much for sharing these magnificent photos with us Kim! :hug: Its giving us a chance to see what he is probably seeing and I bet he is amazed by it all. I wish I could be there to see his reaction to everything he is experiencing down there. :wub:

Oh I hope and pray Orlando and Sebastian share their experience and photos when they get home. :w00t:

Kim

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Oh :rolleyes:.

I don't know how to share what I think about this 'trip' without sounding.fangirlish. He's a man of real causes, isn't he?. I'm sure this adventure will be as much fun as knowledge for him, not because the speculation of what would he do or not there, but because I know how much the power of nature is able to do in a human soul, much more is such a dear one. I really admire the way he uses his 'fame' to let the world know about this kind of things that sometimes we choose to ignore or forget because is easier, and I really love the beautiful strong voice he's putting to those words that are usually said in wispers.

Stardust.

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There was an article today in our local paper, predicting what Toronto will be like in 50 years, if we don't heed the warnings about global warming. It was pretty grim stuff. As well as the issue he is highlighting, the photography as well looks absolutely stunning.

Thanks for bringing this to us, Faye.

Jules

I've seen/read such articles too, as well as scientific research and also seen documentaries. What always hits me, is how the graphs of the CO2 increase follows the increase of human population so closely. We've certainly altered the face of the earth with our agriculture, deforestation, development, etc, so it's not surprising we are altering our atmosphere as well.

Sounds like a perfect birthday present, Barbara!

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