A Dinghy for the Drake

December 19th, 2012

Lots of interest brewing about our October expedition, with most people not quite getting the idea ;)  To dispel  some of the confusion…

  • Yes, it’s a private, self-funded expedition whose primary goal is that we have a holiday…doing some research along the way.  Isn’t that how everybody relaxes?
  • Yes, we really are going to be as close to carbon-neutral as you can get for flying half way around the world – we are pulling sleds with wind and man-power (and woman power).
  • Yes, we will be camping.  Refer to my comments about how everyone relaxes.
  • No, we are not going on a cruise ship – we are using the wind and taking a yacht down to the ice.

For your interest and edification, here is some info about the Golden Fleece, the yacht we will be using.

Golden Fleece at South Georgia. Photo by Ryan Holiday, mountaininterval.org

Next project in the press

December 7th, 2012

Our next project has been getting some positive attention in the US press…

Click here to read the article courtesy of the Billings Gazette

Snow Hill Island is here:


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The weather forecast can be found here ;)
Watch this space for more info to follow in the next few months.

Anyone keen for an Antarctic traverse?

August 1st, 2011

Word has come to me of a team looking for a doctor for an overland traverse from the coast up to a plateau base this (southern) summer. The deployment would be approximately 3 months, with the latter half spent at a small research station. Previous expedition experience, especially polar and/or high altitude experience, as well as mountaineering skills and the ability to speak/understand German would be preferable.

I canâ??t go and am desperately jealous ;) Serious inquiries only please.