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All the Comforts
Photograph by Thomas Ulrich

As his socks hang to dry, Ousland calls for a weather forecast on a satellite phone. To prepare for the journey, Ousland and Ulrich studied previous expeditions to Patagonia, then focused on finding solutions to the problems encountered by the other adventurers. The biggest challenge was bad weather and the lack of maps. To improve their chances, Ousland and Ulrich called for a forecast every couple of days from the weather stations at Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas, which advise ship traffic off the coast of Chile. In the foreground, under the GPS unit, lies the huge satellite photo of the ice field that they used to plan their route.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon FM3A
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 16mmf/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: Not recorded
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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