Preparing for a polar expedition can be a daunting task. “How cold will it be”? “What type of gear should I bring”? “Is one pair of gloves enough”? No stranger to the world of cold weather gear, Nadine Ponte, Merchandise Manager of Quark Expeditions Polar Boutiques found herself asking these same questions prior to her expedition to Antarctica this past December. A seasoned traveler in her own right, Nadine was about to embark on a Fly Cruise to Antarctica, a condensed expedition in which travelers skip the Drake Passage and fly to directly to Antarctica.