Monthly Archives: November 2011

Discoveries from the Antarctic

Not only was this an expedition of rare life experiences, it was also a great opportunity for doing new and potentially significant research. With each step across the study sites I kept reminding myself that no human or other species … Continue reading

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Tales from the expedition

Although I could probably write up my experiences of this research expedition as a small book, I’ll try to keep it concise and refrain from using autobiographical emotional language or make it sound like a survival handbook. To be honest, my … Continue reading

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And onto the ice sheet I go…

The last few days have been knackering, but enjoyable. All the equipment has been tested, we’ve made the last of the logistical arrangements and we have completed the necessary survival training. Our practice camp was a beautiful success, pitched on … Continue reading

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Life at Scott Base, Ross Island, Antarctica

It was a white out. However, after a 51-hour delay in Christchurch and then a noisy 6-hour flight in a US Air Force aircraft (a C-17 for the plane-spotters amongst you), we land on the sea ice by Ross Island. … Continue reading

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