The Ceremonial South Pole, Earth! My jump is an affront to cheerleaders everywhere (and my former high school cheerleader self), but I was wearing a jillion layers of clothes, at 9200 feet, in -28 degrees, and…I’m old. The Geographic South Pole is a couple of meters away. It isn’t as fancy, but it does have a metallic marker on a short pole, so I got to walk around the world in two seconds, which was pretty cool for a Tuesday. South Pole to FD 83 (Pole of Inaccessibility) to Novolazarevskaya to Wolfs Fang to Cape Town to London to San Francisco, and at last, to New Orleans. It’s a long road home.

Wendy, South Pole jump, Antarctica