A New Year’s Story

The following guest post is written by my husband, Marty Fagan. It was January 1, 2016, at about 7 am, and I had just run to the top of Little Si. Little Si was my go-to; it was how I measured my [...]

Life Is Short

  This morning I woke my son up at 7:00am to go to school. While he wiped sleep from his eyes, down the road about a mile from home, a car slammed head on into a school bus full of middle [...]

Our First Week at Home

Sorry for the long delay in updating.  We’ve been spending our time focusing on Keenan and trying to avoid the computer!  We will continue leaving written blogs with updates about our re-entry [...]

I really need a shower.

Hours traveled: 9.5 Miles traveled: 13.2 Total miles traveled: 548.1 Miles to pole: 20.4 Elevation: 9208 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hey everybody, Marty and Chris here. I’m gonna talk [...]

Spirits are high.

Hours traveled: 9 Miles traveled: 12.5 Total miles traveled: 498 Miles to pole: 72 Elevation: 9046 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hi Chris here, Team 3belowzero, Day 42. Yes we have been here [...]

Hopefully eight days.

Hours traveled: 8.75 Miles traveled: 10.7 Total miles traveled: 471.4 Miles to pole: 109 Elevation: 8730 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hello it’s Chris and Marty, Team 3belowzero, Day 39. [...]

Chris has a bad day.

Miles traveled: 12 Total miles traveled: 445.4 Miles to pole: 134 Elevation: 8500 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hi, it’s Chris, Day 37. Well, today turned out to be my tough day. I just [...]

Marty’s bad day.

Hours traveled: 9 Miles traveled: 12 Total miles traveled: 405.9 Miles to pole: 173 Elevation: 8000 Translation from voicemail: Hey there, Marty calling in for today’s team 3belowzero voice [...]

Snowing in Antarctica!

Hours traveled: 9 Miles traveled: 12.5 Total miles traveled: 306.4 Miles to pole: 270 Elevation: 5657 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hello, it’s Day 26 here in Antarctica. Well, we went to [...]

The perfect moment

Hours traveled: 8.5 Miles traveled: 14 Total miles traveled: 293.9 Miles to pole: 282 Elevation: 5230 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hi, Team 3belowzero here. It’s Day 25 and it’s [...]

The 84 degree mark!

Hours traveled: 9.5 Miles traveled: 13.5 Total miles traveled: 154.9 Elevation: 3535 feet Temperature: 10F We had our best day yet and we crossed south of the 84 degree mark! We will stay on the [...]

Good day, low light.

Hours traveled: 9 Miles traveled; 12.5 Total miles traveled: 128.8 Elevation; 3350 ft. Translation from voicemail: Hi, day12, Team 3belowzero checking in. And we had a good day today. We were out [...]

Wind, wind, go away!

Hours traveled: 8 Miles traveled: 10 Total distance covered: 77.8 miles Elevation; 2030 feet Temperature; 0 – 5F Translation from voicemail: Hi, this is Team 3belowzero calling in on day [...]

Awaiting Next Flight

We were able to capture most of the voice message Marty and Chris left on Saturday, November 30th. They are awaiting their next weather window. They will take a two hour flight to their official [...]

The Glass Room

Today I find myself sitting in a peaceful, glass room located on top of IIaia hotel, our home away from home while we continue to wait for the weather to break so we can fly to Antarctica.  [...]

26 Pounds of Cheese

Preparations continue with salami and cheese chopping. Weather delays give the team more time in Punta Arenas to rest up. Flight to Antarctica pushed up a day or two.  Hours Traveled: 0 Todays [...]

Layover in Santiago

After 19 hours of travel and 3 flights, Marty and I are at our temporary base camp for the day, a café in the Santiago airport.  We have 8 hours until our final flight to Punta Arenas.  Yesterday [...]

Eve of Departure

I wish I had more time to write down all that is swirling about my mind as we prepare to leave tomorrow.  The last minute hassles, the car repair last week, the broken down dishwasher that is [...]

A Parent’s Countdown

Chris and I spend hours running on the trails together. We use this time to discuss life, dreams, and what expedition tasks still need to be completed. Our main topic as we approach departure [...]

The Lost Green Jacket

It’s 3 month until we leave for our expedition and I’m completely obsessed with finding my lost green jacket.  It’s my lightweight Patagonia down hoody that I purchased to wear in the tent at the [...]

Flying to Antarctica

We are often asked how we will travel to Antarctica.  The only commercial (non-governmental) service to take you there is Antarctica Logistics and Expeditions (ALE).  We will fly from Punta [...]

Running around Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier, a northwest icon standing at 14,411, dominates the landscape of Mt. Rainier National Park. While Marty and I have summitted Mt. Rainier a number of times, we gained a new perspective [...]

Happiness in Antarctica

On January 26th, 2012, Norwegian Aleksander Gamme and Austrailians James Cassistrion and Justin Jones (known as Cas and Jonsey) became the first to walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South [...]

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