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I left from Ushuaia, Argentina. Depending on what you hope to see should determine when you go. I was there in November and the penguins were on eggs – would have been great to see penguin chicks, so if thats maybe something you’d enjoy perhaps go in January. Plus it’s probably a bit warmer later in the season and maybe less ice in the waters.
I will go back one of these days and because I want to see the other side of the continent I’d leave from New Zealand.
I went with Quark Expeditions and they do a great job.
here is a link to my photos if you are interested
There are several cruise ships that go to Antarctica, but only one that I know of get you onto the continent. Personally, I went to McMurdo Station (south of New Zealand and the jumping off point for the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station) on a contract with the US Antarctic Program. I spent five months down there from October through February…the best time to go! Heading down on a contract is your best bet if you want to get some time on the continent.
www.usap.gov (This is the US website for the hiring process)
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I thought about trying to get work there but by trade I am in the banking/financial field so I am not sure what job I’d exactly qualify for down there but I’ll check out the link – thanks for sharing that =o)
what did you do there? I am nosy & curious
I was/am the administrative assistant in Science Cargo. There is a finance department that deals with all the cash in station as well as the dispersements of cash for those leaving the Ice. There are also several other admin-type jobs. It’s a great place to work for a few seasons, if you can get hired. If you’re serious about it, your best bet is to go to one of the job fairs and then pester the hiring managers like crazy! :)
Where are the job fairs held?
I have a solid resume in the IT (information technology) field. So I think I could stand a good change of getting hired on for a season or 2.
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