Monthly Archives: March 2012

Robert F. Scott

Choosing to spend 18 months of my life in an Antarctica was one of the easiest decisions I ever made. For years before I arrived down here the Antarctic bug was growing in me, and what started as a mild … Continue reading

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Clear nights and dingle days

Just in case you were wondering, ‘dingle’ is an BAS term meaning perfect weather. The opposite term in Antarctic lingo (honestly – I’m not making this up)┬áis ‘manky’. Another beautiful day yesterday lead to a crystal clear night and an … Continue reading

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The last plane

As the summer draws to a close, the new Rothera winter team are being struck by a mix of emotions. In some ways it is a difficult time; close friends and colleagues that we have lived and worked with for … Continue reading

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Night-time in Antarctica

As the winter draws in, the nights are finally getting dark enough to see the stars, hidden from us for long months by the twenty-four hour daylight. You don’t need to go very far away from the base before the … Continue reading

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