And I add here some final thoughts from Richard Smith, LRQA. “Well, here I am, back on dry land. After almost two weeks in the Antarctic, it is strange to be in a city. Having grown accustomed to traversing glaciers and crevasses, sleeping out in the open overnight and evading territorial seals, I now feel ... Read more.
Author: Richard Cook
Tuesday 12 March Homeward bound The Drake Passage was rough. Not as rough as she gets but this stretch of water, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet between Cape Horn at the southern tip of the American continent and Antarctica, commonly known as the roughest sea in the world – certainly made it presence ... Read more.
Wednesday 7 March 2012. Paradise Harbour It’s been raining in Antarctica. It has meant the IAE team had an uncomfortable two nights out in the open, camping in survival bags under the clouds on beautiful Cuverville Island. Uncomfortable but certainly survivable. What it means for our planet is less certain. Apparently rain was once a ... Read more.
Monday 6th March, 2012. Cuverville Island, Antarctica Today IAE 2012 went ashore at Cuverville Island to spend time among the gentoo penguin colony, to hike in roped teams in the islands snow-covered hills and to spend the night, in bivouac bags, on snow fields next to the shore. Tonight, in temperatures well below zero the ... Read more.
Sunday 4th March, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica The International Antarctic Expedition is, at last, in Antarctica, and conditions are harsh. After a smooth two day trip across the Drake Passage from Argentina, the International Antarctic Expedition 2012 arrived on the Antarctic Peninsula late on Saturday afternoon and the team went straight into the expedition’s ten rigid-hull ... Read more.