Monthly Archives: August 2012

Crevasse trip

The hillside above Rothera is covered in crevasses, formed as the ice-sheet covering Adelaide Island splits and cracks as it grinds over the contours of the landscape. Mostly these are just considered a nuisance, a dangerous feature that can catch … Continue reading

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Antenna repairs

I admit that this doesn’t sound like the most exciting title for a post unless you are some sort of crazy radio enthusiast. However, having spent the whole of yesterday making essential repairs to one of my antennas I was … Continue reading

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Nacreous clouds – gotta love ’em

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More trans-Antarctic music

A few weeks ago we recorded a version of ‘Message in a bottle’ as a collaboration with the musicians at BAS’s Halley base. All of us involved enjoyed working on the song so much that we decided to record another … Continue reading

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Blowing snow

Every now and then we get some pretty impressive weather down here. A couple of days ago, the sun came out just as strong winds were whipping up a surface layer of very light, powdery snow. It looked great, so … Continue reading

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The making of “18 – Rise of the Snowmen”

The 48 hour film festival is a winter tradition organised by McMurdo, the huge American base on the other side of the continent. The idea is that, one Friday afternoon, all bases across Antarctica are emailed a list of five … Continue reading

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18 – Rise of the Snowmen

“Snowmen have featured in every major conflict for the past 100 years. Humans have been driven out of their homes, their cities and their countries. Mankind has been pushed down to the bottom of the world to survive in Antarctica. … Continue reading

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