Final preparations for our trips.

As you know by now – if you’ve been keeping an eye on this – Stephen is leaving for Antartica soon: he’s flying out on Sat Nov 19th.

At the moment he’s making sure that all his gear is in tip-top condition and that nothing is missing.

For those of you who are interested: it will be possible to follow his trek up the mountain almost ‘live’ via the cybercasts on the site of the company he is going with. These cybercasts will start once the actual trek is underway – on Nov 20 or 21. The link will be

Stephen will not be able to make it to an internet cafe to put personal updates on the site. He’ll be back home on Dec 7th and will put an account of his adventure on our site in the days following.

In the meantime Caroline will be jet-setting around a bit herself. She leaves on Nov 20th and will visit Beijing (first time to China), Bangkok (to see Fil), Sydney (to see lots of friends), Hong Kong (with Alison) and Shanghai (to see Elke and Danny). During her trip Caroline expects to have access to the internet and she’ll endeavour to put some updates on the ‘Current Travel Log’ section of our website, so check back there! She’ll be gone till Dec 13th.