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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

Decompression

I’m still very near the South Pole, currently sat in a folding camp chair by a heater in ...

31/12/2017

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Blog Hiccup

Editor’s note: we’ve had a slight blip in satellite communications and unfortunately don’t have a post for you ...

20/12/2017

Into the Mist

I was emailed a weather forecast last night: Mon 18 Dec 17 – weather: patchy fog/low cloud – ...

19/12/2017

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

The wind was going bananas as I tried to sleep last night, but the weather this morning was ...

18/12/2017

Forty Days of Food

The wind woke me up at 5am, and I knelt up in my sleeping bag like a giant ...

17/12/2017

‘A Cloudy Day…’

‘…is no match for a sunny disposition.’ At least I think that’s how that saying goes. And my ...

16/12/2017

I Didn’t Sign up for This!

I’m beginning to think yesterday’s glorious flat sections were either an early, one-off Christmas gift from Antarctica, or ...

15/12/2017

Guest Post: British Exploring Society

Ben is often asked the questions ‘How did you become a Polar Explorer?’ and ‘Why?’ His answer always ...

14/12/2017

Hello 87!

I’ll get the ‘s’ word out of the way first. There was plenty of sastrugi for the first ...

14/12/2017

A Discovery

Today was much the same as yesterday, except for a couple of hours this afternoon when the sastrugi ...

13/12/2017

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