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Into Thinner Air

After relatively pleasant conditions yesterday, it was back to the familiar trial by sastrugi today, with a variety ...

12/12/2017

Grinding to a Halt

Fine progress down here today in the coldest place on the planet, but I gather the infrastructure of ...

11/12/2017

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Into Thinner Air

After relatively pleasant conditions yesterday, it was back to the familiar trial by sastrugi today, with a variety ...

12/12/2017

Grinding to a Halt

Fine progress down here today in the coldest place on the planet, but I gather the infrastructure of ...

11/12/2017

Oh Snap

‘Fiddlesticks!’, I yelled into the wind (or words to that effect – I learned yesterday that my blog ...

10/12/2017

An Even Harder Day in the Office

Henry Worsley called me from his satellite phone on Christmas Day 2015. We were in the same hemisphere ...

09/12/2017

A Hard Day in the Office

Miles of merciless sastrugi today, with a nippy wind and a lot of cloud just to spice things ...

08/12/2017

‘He Who Travels Fastest…’

‘…Travels alone.’ I’m pretty sure these are Rudyard Kipling’s words, and I’ve been mulling them over today, wondering ...

07/12/2017

This is More Like it

The weather has been ace today: blue sky all day, quite cold this morning with a bit of ...

06/12/2017

500km in the Bag

Well, 505 to be exact, and that’s a straight-line distance from my drop-off point on Berkner Island last ...

05/12/2017

Another Day, Another Whiteout

On my daily satellite phone call to Union Glacier (ALE’s base in Antarctica) in which I report my ...

04/12/2017

Same Same

A bit of a groundhog day situation here, I’m sad to report. The sastrugi still abound, although at ...

03/12/2017

Simple Man

I’m not entirely sure what to write about today, as not a great deal happened down here, and ...

02/12/2017

If it Ain’t One Thing

To paraphrase the rapper Snoop Dogg – and by paraphrase I mean remove all the swear words from ...

01/12/2017