Skiing on very far away continents can be quite an experience, especially when you’ve got to travel to the very underbelly of the earth just to get there. Ice Axe Expeditions, under the guidance of Doug Stoup, sets up a now annual boat ride to get everyone across the infamous Drake Passage and within a small shuttle boat’s distance of world-class skiing. (they then fire up the zodiac, getting everyone to the skiing) These trips have been going on for a few years now, and most skiers who’ve heard of the annual expeditions have an interest in going. Much as myself, one day…
And then one day, ski pal Brian Pond told me he was headed out on that boat. After reading some trip reports on the expedition done by industry insiders, I was always curious about the trip from the client’s point of view. Pondsy, as I long ago learned to call him, was up to the challenge, and willing to share his experience. And the first thing I noticed was that he covered the entire trip in less words than I often use to describe a single ski day! But each of his photos is worth more than 1,000 words… Enjoy!
Writing and all photos by Brian Pond, aka, Pondsy (except where noted):
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