My Second Antarctic Adventure – Palmer – Part VII

Lifeline to the World – copyright 2009 Jack W. Cummings

When the Edisto set sail for Punta Arenas, it took a while to come to the realization that the nine of us, plus our Husky K-9 friend, were now faced with eleven months of interdependence on each other for mental, physical, and physiological survival. As the pack ice tightened its grip on the frozen continent, and having no airstrip for rescue planes to land on, the reality of our situation finally set in – we were alone. To a man, we had been all selected for this situation because of the testing and training that we had undergone. I don’t remember anyone dwelling on this subject for any length of time. Continue reading “My Second Antarctic Adventure – Palmer – Part VII”