I'm about to head to the Phoenix airport to begin my journey towards McMurdo Station, Antarctica. First, I'll fly commercially to Christchurch, New Zealand. I have a short hop from Phoenix to Los Angeles, followed by a very long flight to Auckland, New Zealand and another short hop to Christchurch, New Zealand. It'll take a total of 24 hours from the time I leave my home in Phoenix until I arrive in Christchurch, but because of the International Date Line, I'll land there 2 days later.
Check out this interactive map if you want to find out more about my travel plans.
I'll be in Christchurch, NZ for 2 days before I finish the trip and fly to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. While in Christchurch, I'll get fitted for all of my Extreme Cold Weather gear, receive some safety training, and of course enjoy some of that great New Zealand summer weather!
Let's hope the weather is good for our travels and that we don't encounter any major delays! The next time I post, it'll be from Christchurch, NZ!