Archives for Sponsors

Latest sponsor – It’s Jackson Time

Thank you very much to It’s Jackson Time for your generous sponsorship!  The retail store is located in Jackson, WY, under the Snake River Grill and next to Yippy I-O Candy.  Mr. Garcia is a purveyor of both fine watches and knives with the accompanying tactical accessories. He also has a selection of world-class trophy mounts located all throughout the store, many of which I photographed for him to promote his site on both the web and through Ebay. If you are in Jackson Hole, WY, it is well worth to take a few moments to stop by It’s Jackson Time
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Small world

Here’s how small a world it can be: I went to St. Johns Urgent Care in Jackson, WY,  for a medicine travel clinic where I consult with a doctor on what medications I’ll need for three months down on the ice.  Dr. Jim Little was very attentive and brought up several things that I had not even thought of. I was thinking about something for basic infections, as is want to happen when you are by yourself with no help.  Then, he said there are different drugs for skin, lung, gastro-intestinal and other issues.  So, we took care of that.
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Additional supporter

Thank you very much to Dr. James L. of Jackson, WY, for your generous donation supporting this expedition to the South Pole and back.  Without supporters like yourself, this trek of 1,450 miles would be impossible. Considering the HIGH temperature today at the Russian Lake Vostok station will be -58 degrees (that’s right, MINUS) today, there’s always a chance of cold or other injury.  Being ready to deal with those things is critical to my success and having supporters who make it possible for me to be fully equipped down there makes all the difference.
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Gear donation

Thank you so much Cheryl H., of Fallbrook, CA.  Your massive donation of equipment to this expedition takes a big chunk out of the remaining things I need to make sure I’m safe and have backup for all critical equipment. Also, the Rite in the Rain journals and Space Pen refills will ensure I keep all of my records of the expedition, that way I don’t forget it and will be able to relate the stories back to the people at home.
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Newest sponsor

Thank you so much to Bill Dillon of Jackson Hole Boot and Shoe Repair.  He is our most recent sponsor.  His timely help and guidance in boot matters is going to prove invaluable. When I purchased my boots from Norway, I had no practical way to find out if the boots fit properly or not until I received them.  At first, the boots fit far better than the previous set that crushed my toe box after three days.  These Alfa Mordre Pro boots did’t have that issue.  But, in an attempt to get the correct width, I had to go
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Snowsled.com Sponsorship

Thank you very much to Snowsled.com for your gear sponsorship.  The equipment will be   used to ensure that I and my gear travel safely through the vast Antarctic plateau.  I’m excited to try out the compass holder, relieving my hands to do the most important daily activity – skiing! Being a British Company, they have set up an outlet in Canada so we North Americans can have access to their unique and helpful products.  If you have a moment, please check out their product line.
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Supporter update

Thank you so much to Steve C., of Alameda, CA, for the generous donation to support this expedition!  Without your financial contribution, it would not be possible to even show up and attempt this nearly impossible feat, let alone give it my all. Yesterday, I spent 4.5 hours dragging my tire to the top of Teton Pass at 8,400′ and another 2 hours to get it back down the mountain.  I’m pouring it on to make sure I’m physically ready to tackle this challenge.   Steve’s donation made my day after my body and mind were wiped out. Click on
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Equipment donation

A huge thanks to Linda K. of San Diego for a donation of an iPod Nano.  It willgo a long way to keeping me sane out on the world’s ultimate ice cube.  My plan is to load the iPod with as many audio books as I can cram on there plus a few select tunes for pick-me-ups.   As many have warned, it’s best to have some sort of audio/visual stimulation, as the eternal sheet of white against blue can really mess up the mind.
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