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Live trip report begins in the beginning of this thread and continues (amid a fair amount of banter) until post #321 here.

Regular trip report begins here.



Other people's trip reports:

@chff: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101296.0

@Dan:
Original Post for the trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/join-lifetime-kosher-catered-trip-antarctica/
Intro to trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/follow-me-to-antarctica/
Part 1: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-antarctica-part-1-buenos-airesplanning-positioning-adventure-lifetime/
Part 2: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/antarctica-trip-notes-part-2-flying-end-world-southernmost-chanukah-party-ushuaia/
Part 3: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/shabbat-shalom-southernmost-shabbos-earth/



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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
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Author Topic: Live Antarctica Trip Report  (Read 132990 times)

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #660 on: January 19, 2022, 11:09:13 AM »
They took this yacht.

https://y.co/yacht/legend
No way to depart Monday and return before Shabbos on a boat. Unless we're talking about next Shabbos.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #661 on: January 19, 2022, 12:00:22 PM »
Yes, Louis Scheiner -  he does multiple yearly exotic trips...

"Shelby's gotta eat" ;D

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #662 on: January 19, 2022, 12:01:08 PM »
No way to depart Monday and return before Shabbos on a boat. Unless we're talking about next Shabbos.

Maybe they headed to the Falklands and called it a day. :)

Is there a way to track this Legend boat in real time the same way as our ship the Resolute? @Something Fishy @chff

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #663 on: January 19, 2022, 12:23:34 PM »
Maybe they headed to the Falklands and called it a day. :)

Is there a way to track this Legend boat in real time the same way as our ship the Resolute? @Something Fishy @chff

Assuming it's this ship, is this tracker accurate?

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #664 on: January 19, 2022, 12:40:18 PM »
Cool. Would love to hear the logistics of flying to Antarctica if that's what they did.
This is what I am interested in as well.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #665 on: January 19, 2022, 12:41:31 PM »
Translate for the OOTers please? Gevir taking friends on an outing?

Yes, crazy rich guy taking friends. His trips are private jets, full-chartered trains, that sort of level.

Remember the guys dancing for the pope a few years ago? That's him.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #666 on: January 19, 2022, 12:51:49 PM »
No way to depart Monday and return before Shabbos on a boat. Unless we're talking about next Shabbos.
Actually if it's private they would have had to fly to a boat in Antarctica. Can't charter a boat for Jews traveling over Shabbos.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #667 on: January 19, 2022, 12:54:04 PM »
This is what I am interested in as well.
From what I recall from our own research.
-Very expensive. (No big deal here).
-Very unreliable schedules due to weather irrops. (I guess you can take the risk if money is no object and you don't have individuals paying their own way).
-Very little baggage allowed. (Seems like they had most stuff brought in on a boat and won't be in Antarctica for very long?)
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #668 on: January 19, 2022, 02:35:10 PM »
Yes, crazy rich guy taking friends. His trips are private jets, full-chartered trains, that sort of level.

Remember the guys dancing for the pope a few years ago? That's him.
Or whoever heard of Sheiner's shul / 18 Forshay, that's him too. Not your regular every day type of shul, don't know how to describe it.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #669 on: January 19, 2022, 02:40:14 PM »
Or whoever heard of Sheiner's shul / 18 Forshay, that's him too. Not your regular every day type of shul, don't know how to describe it.
I was there recently, basically a minyonim outlet.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #670 on: January 19, 2022, 02:55:15 PM »
Seems like a few people on this trip are enjoying more the food then Antartica.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #671 on: January 19, 2022, 03:10:07 PM »
Or whoever heard of Sheiner's shul / 18 Forshay, that's him too. Not your regular every day type of shul, don't know how to describe it.

Rabbi YY gives Shiurim/leads farbrengens there.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #672 on: January 19, 2022, 06:27:53 PM »
I was there recently, basically a minyonim outlet.
With a soup bar
(used to be a food truck too, haven't been there in a very long time)
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #673 on: January 19, 2022, 09:37:01 PM »
Or whoever heard of Sheiner's shul / 18 Forshay, that's him too. Not your regular every day type of shul, don't know how to describe it.
He is building a temporary shull
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #674 on: January 19, 2022, 09:39:37 PM »
They took this yacht.

https://y.co/yacht/legend
On the Water
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #675 on: January 20, 2022, 12:48:14 PM »
They are posting from Santiago, Chile now, that was some quicky to Antarctica.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #676 on: January 20, 2022, 12:59:26 PM »
On the Water
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7 x Tenders
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10 x Diving Equipment
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #677 on: January 20, 2022, 01:00:33 PM »

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #678 on: January 20, 2022, 02:04:05 PM »
From the ship tracking at https://shipinfo.net/vessels_map.php?imo=7367835&mmsi=538071436&hours_ago=336

It looks like all they did was cruise around King George Island and a couple of the other South Shetlands. They likely flew from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island and spent a couple days at sea eating and drinking, then flew back to Chile.

I pity them - no Zodiacs, no polar plunge, no Prime Minister, no 24-hour fast, no Drake crossings, possibly no shore landings or even penguins, and most importantly, no Bing Bong!

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #679 on: January 20, 2022, 08:55:45 PM »
They are posting from Santiago, Chile now, that was some quicky to Antarctica.
They didn't have a choice if it was a private trip of Jewish pax.
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