The Western Antarctic Peninsula is a one of the most biologically important and sensitive areas in the Southern Ocean. Several animal species rely on small ice-free areas as breeding grounds. Although the Western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on the planet, relatively little is known about the soils of the region. This presentation will discuss results from 2010-2013 soil and permafrost investigations to the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Perhaps of more interest, the presentation will also discuss Antarctic travel, lodging, facilities, and logistics. And yes, there will be penguin pictures.