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
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.
Antarctica, a distant continent of extreme cold and ice, presents challenges to man’s ability to survive and scientific understanding. Recent … Continue reading Recognising Antarctic adventurers and scientists
Not only was this an expedition of rare life experiences, it was also a great opportunity for doing new and … Continue reading Discoveries from the Antarctic
Although I could probably write up my experiences of this research expedition as a small book, I’ll try to keep it … Continue reading Tales from the expedition
The last few days have been knackering, but enjoyable. All the equipment has been tested, we’ve made the last of … Continue reading And onto the ice sheet I go…