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
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.”
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.
It was a white out. However, after a 51-hour delay in Christchurch and then a noisy 6-hour flight in a … Continue reading Life at Scott Base, Ross Island, Antarctica