Getting Packed for the Sedna EPIC Expedition In just over a week I’ll be leaving for my Arctic Odyssey with the other women from the Sedna Expedition. I’ve been digging out all my cold weather gear and discovering some gems that have been long sitting in cases. Snow anchors and ice axes from ice training trips to the Rockies. Crampons and boots used in Antarctica. My trusted Canada Goose parka. They are all saturated with memories from amazing life experiences and learning opportunities. The anticipation of a trip is as great as the experience itself. Packing, testing and developing new gear are all part of the fun and excitement of the journey. This is the lightest I have ever packed for an expedition and the gear pile came to 270 pounds! We’re only allowed 40 pounds on the small Cessna aircraft that will get us to Nain, Ladrador, so much will travel as excess baggage that will be weighed and charged by the pound. It is no wonder that a head of cabbage in Nain costs close to $20! With the need to bring diving equipment, cold weather gear and camera equipment, there seems little left to do but pay the bill! Hopefully nothing will get stranded in St. John’s, Newfoundland!
Join me as I blog about how to stay warm in the water, how to safely encounter whales, sharks and polar bears and how to make the most of a once in a lifetime expedition. I’ll be blogging daily and posting as my internet connection are available.