The Team Is Being Held in Punta Arenas For One More Day Due To Weather Conditions

25th November 2013, 04:41pm

Parker Liautaud and the Willis Resilience Team were supposed to fly today from Punta Arenas, Chile to Union Glacier, Antarctica. Unfortunately bad weather conditions made it impossible for the teams to travel, and their flight has been postponed to tomorrow when they are hoping to land in Union Glacier with the expedition truck Ice Broker.

Parker, Doug, Nathan, Paddy and Eyjólfur went to visit some iconic locations instead, such as paying tribute to the statue of Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan who became known for having organised the expedition that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the Earth (completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano as Magellan was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines).

The tradition is kissing the feet Magellan, or of one of the native figures sitting below Magellan and apparently brings good luck.

Parker Liautaud Magellan Statue