Jim Sogi Skis Antarctica 2016

We skied Antarctica in November 2016 for 12 days. It was our third trip there with Ice Axe Expeditions aboard the Sea Adventurer.  Doug Stoup has been running the ski expedition for seven years.  We climb up the mountains and ski down. We live aboard the ship and are treated to gourmet delicious sit down dinners, big breakfasts with bagels, lox, omlettes, coffee, fruits, bacon, sausage, eggs, beans.  We had calm sunny weather on five of the seven days skiing.  The Drake Channel crossing was perfectly calm, and none of the 100mph winds and 40 foot seas of last year.  We met interesting, beautiful and athletic people from eighteen countries.  The guides are movie stars, and famous athletes.

We traveled sixteen thousand miles for five days from Hawaii to get there, and it was worth it.  I’d love to spend more time down there.

The sound track is from my new recording release Wai ili kahi and Puuo by my band Deep Blue.