Chief Science Correspondent
One of the most common questions that I've received about my trip to Antarctica is about what I planned to wear, and it's certainly a reasonable question. In a previous post, I detailed the items that I was planning to pack, as well as the items I expected to receive from the United States Antarctic Program ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) stock.
First, it's not actually that cold here. Palmer is located on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, so the weather tends to be much milder than it would be closer to the South Pole. The temperatures reached 29 degrees Fahrenheit today, although it will get colder later this winter.
However, keeping warm and dry is still very important, especially when fishing, so I've accumulated a fairly extensive loaned collection of USAP winter gear.