Antarctica 2022 [2.0] Day #1: Deception Island – Skiing in an Active Volcano… – SnowBrains

Report from November 29, 2022
On November 27, 2022, we set sail with Ice Axe Expeditions on the Ocean Diamond for Antarctica for our 2nd trip ski guiding there within a month.
On this 2nd trip, we got lucky with a calm Drake Passage (ocean between Antarctica & South America) and we were able to make good time.
Making good time meant we could ski Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Skiing Deception Island is insane…
Skiing into the Crater of an Active Volcano 🌋 complete with Steaming Geothermal Beach, Whaling Station Ruins, Penguins, Seals, and Dirty but Great Corn Snow!
As exotic as skiing gets?
Deception Island last erupted in 1967 & 1969.
This place is both bizarre & exceptional, epic & tragic, timeless & ephemeral…
CEO & Founder of SnowBrains, UC Berkeley graduate – molecular cell biology major, professional freeskier, professional mountain guide, Alaska heli-ski guide. Skiing, surfing, guiding, travel, writing, and language float my boat.
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