The cargo has arrived
In terms of the success of the trip, one of the most important things is to get the gear to the ski area. Our materials go via two routes: some as luggage, some as cargo. The latter of these was a source of great tension: will the gear find its way there? Will they try to collect customs duties from us even though the gear is ours and not for commercial use? The paperwork related to the freight took a lot of time, even though we bought the service from Schenker for the transportation and handling itself.
We just received information from Punta Arenas: the cargo boxes have popped up halfway around the world in the very warehouse where we sent them! And at least there hasn't been a customs invoice yet...
Getting the skiers to Antarctica is even more important than getting cargo there, but that will be the focus from tomorrow.