Antarctica, the South Pole Continent, Terra Australis - the "world below".
I'm finally going to see the place for myself.
In 2 days I'll catch a flight to Cape Town, and from there a plane to Antarctica, briefly landing on the russian antarctic station of Novolazarevskaya, then onwards, weather permitting.
Where exactly am I going?
To the norwegian research station Troll, on Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica. Plot the coordinates
I am norwegian doctor who worked as expedition doc on the Antarctic research station Troll for the summer season 2007-2008. NB: This blog is intended as a personal and ecological account from The Ice Planet - fully independent of the Norwegian Polar Institute, their official web page being: npweb.npolar.no