Our work at Mawson Glacier was complete, but we still needed to be pulled out of the field. The trip … Continue reading Cape Roberts: waves and wildlife
Rocks: collected (300 kg). Weather: warm (-3 to +5 °C). Incidents: sprained ankle, thawing camp site, moisturiser mistaken for toothpaste, poor … Continue reading Mawson Glacier: beautiful and balmy
Soon after arriving at Scott Base, we had dinner and were briefed about the base. The next few days involved … Continue reading Training and preparation for Antarctic field work
Two days later and I’m back in the hotel in Christchurch. On day 1 we were scheduled to leave on … Continue reading Boomerang’d
Although summer has only just begun (for those in the Southern Hemisphere, anyway), I’m now off to the cold desert … Continue reading Back to the Ice
It has been nearly two years since my expedition to Mackay Glacier in the Transantarctic Mountains. Following a lot of … Continue reading Research shows reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica
Having recently returned from the field, I thought I’d share some goings on from camping in Antarctica. Each of our … Continue reading Camp gossip
I’ve landed in Antarctica, albeit 2 days late, and it’s a very pleasant -3 degrees C (with wind chill)! It … Continue reading “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.”
Stage 1: Christchurch, the portal to Antarctica for the New Zealanders, Americans and Italians. Our team is reunited and we’ve … Continue reading I be clothed.
I’d just like to start with some words of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, recovered from his body 100 years ago. … Continue reading Field season 2012/13: Mackay Glacier, Antarctica.