Creative Writing: Year Long Period of Solitary Confinement and What I Would Bring
With Me


During my assignment of a one year long period of solitary confinement
on Antarctica the three things that I would bring with me would be: a computer
equipped with internet access and teleconferencing capabilities; my ski
equipment including my climbing gear; and a snowmobile that is run by
electricity because of a lack of Mobil stations at the South Pole. The computer,
ski equipment, and snowmobile would allow me to endure and make the best of a
year long period that would be pure Hell without these three things.
The sub zero climate of the Antarctic winter would make it unbearable to
venture outside of my quarters. The computer that I would bring would allow me
to keep in contact with the world outside of Antarctica, and with my family and
friends via the internet and teleconferencing. The computer would also serve as
a way for me to keep a journal of the events that occurred through out my year
long solitary confinement at the life deficient South Pole. My computer would
also provide a source of entertainment with games and programs I could use to
pass the time.
I would bring my alpine ski equipment along with my rock climbing gear
to the earth's frozen basement. The two passions of my life are snow skiing and
rock climbing. On the Antarctic continent lie many mountain ranges that have
the world's driest and most plentiful powder, and the most magnificent rock and
ice faces and cliffs. These conditions are a skier's and rock climber's heaven.
The mountains could provide me with a sense of extreme pleasure and make my stay
in the earth's freezer well worth it. There is one problem with skiing in
Antarctica, there are no ski lifts. This would pose a problem to me if I didn't
have my climbing gear. However, I was intelligent enough to realize that I
would have to climb the mountains in order to ski them, which is why I brought
my climbing gear.
To provide transportation around the continent and to the mountains I
would bring an electric snowmobile to Antarctica. The snowmobile would have to
run on stored electricity and be rechargeable. I would cruise the frozen plains
of Antarctica on the snowmobile, observing one of the last uncharted frontiers
of the modern world. I would be able to see the creatures of the world of ice
and observe how they have adapted to life in the Antarctic.
A year long span of solitary confinement spent in the Antarctic could be
endured and enjoyed by myself if I had these possessions with me. I would not
willingly go to Antarctica by myself for a year. However, I would choose to go
to this frozen part of our planet for a short stay, along with a few companions
to ski, and observe the last undeveloped and unpopulated continent of the earth.

Category: Philosophy