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From the Horse’s Mouth

I’m going to be speaking about my latest solo expedition in Antarctica at the Royal Geographical Society in ...

29/01/2018

Last Night in Antarctica

I’ve just heard a rumour that the Ilyushin aircraft that will take me from Antarctica back to Punta ...

02/01/2018

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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

An Odd Furrow

Not a great deal to report today, I’m afraid. The whiteout that dogged me yesterday was still lingering ...

30/11/2017

A Tug on the Shoelaces

Today was much the same as yesterday – absurdly warm for Antarctica, rubbish surface, rolling terrain – with ...

29/11/2017