In just three days I begin an adventure to a part of the planet I have never explored. We leave on the 31st of January and due to the international dateline, we won’t arrive in Auckland, New Zealand until February 2.

Aside from the complicated demands of packing camera gear, computers and clothing for trekking on glaciers, volcanic terrain and in rain forests, there are the multiple power points I’ve been working on. The first will occur in Wellington where I’ve been asked to participate in the welcoming events for the International Cryosphere Conference:

and, later in the week, the Science in Society Group (Victoria University) has asked me to speak to their Cafe Scientifique public program: