Baz Gray has touched down safely at Union Glacier and is now waiting for a clear weather window before he embarks on his SATcase R3 Challenge: Challenge Antarctica. After a windy night Baz confirmed the weather was calm, for now at least, because the weather can change rapidly. Baz is hopeful he will receive weather clearance in the next 24 hours and will keep us updated.
Union Glacier Camp is the only facility of its kind in Antarctica. It boasts a full-service private camp which operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January) and is dismantled at the end of each season. It serves as a logistics hub, supporting private expeditions and National Antarctic Programs. It is here that Baz is staying while he waits for the final ok to commence his expedition and make his way to the start at Hercules Inlet.
Union Glacier Camp is located in the spectacular and remote southern Ellsworth Mountains, on the broad expanse of Union Glacier. It is 1,859 miles (2991 km) from the southern tip of Chile and a short flight from Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica.
SATcase is ready to face the ultimate test in the coldest, windiest and driest continent on earth. We are proud that Baz Gray will be testing out the final production unit in Antarctica.
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