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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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Heatwave

Antarctica appears to be reading these blog posts and then mocking me. Yesterday I complained of no sunlight, ...

28/11/2017

Skiing on Instruments

Low cloud and a complete whiteout all day today, which meant relying on my compass and my Bremont ...

27/11/2017

To Infinity and Beyond

I finally put the peaks of the Forrestal Range behind me today, with one final piece of tricky ...

26/11/2017

Stalled

It’s been a frustrating 24 hours down here in Antarctica. Yesterday afternoon’s fierce wind carried on through the ...

25/11/2017

A Snow Bridge Too Far

I was planning to write about how this had been the second toughest day of the expedition so ...

24/11/2017

Set the Bearing to Ray

I was going to call this “Set the Ray to Jerry” but realised a) that was such an ...

23/11/2017

Steady Eddie

Today was relatively free of drama, which is how I prefer my Antarctic expeditions. The weather improved all ...

22/11/2017

All the Feels

It’s hard to know how to write about today. Lying here in my tent at 8.40pm it feels ...

21/11/2017

Mustang Sallee

I was looking forward to getting my skates on today and making some decent headway south, but Antarctica ...

20/11/2017

The Bit Between My Teeth

Today was one of the most challenging days I’ve ever experienced; on a par with the worst days ...

19/11/2017

Recharging

I’ve had a cheeky afternoon off today, as I want to start my climb up the Wujek Ridge ...

18/11/2017

Guest post: Mission Motorsport

Hi all, I’m Chris Read, a former LCpl in the Royal Engineers. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and the ...

17/11/2017