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Fortney: For modest crew members, Antarctic rescue flight all in a day's work

It’s a cool Tuesday morning in Hangar 59, the cavernous space in Calgary’s northeast feeling even chillier than the 13C air outside.

Still, even in their short-sleeved shirts, the six Kenn Borek Air crew members seem unfazed. 755 more words

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Calgary's Antarctic rescue mission delayed by weather

Two Calgary aircraft en route to Antarctica for a rescue mission in the dead of the South Pole’s winter nights have been delayed by weather. 312 more words

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Leaving Rothera

NOTE: Due to the mammoth trip north with frustratingly slow internet, this is the first time I’ve been able to upload blogs (over a month). Then my computer wasn’t allowing me upload photos. 598 more words


Blowing Hot and Cold

In 1944 Winterbourne’s third and final private owner, John Nicolson, bequeathed the house and garden to the University of Birmingham. Responsibility for the garden was assumed by the Department of Botany who quickly renamed the grounds as the ‘Winterbourne Research Gardens’ supplementing the already established plant collection with new species intended for use by students of botany. 1,027 more words


Antarctic Winter Looms Closer

The other day saw us bid adieu to the last of our planes, the Dash-7, marking the end of the summer season and the beginning of winter.  636 more words


Shooting Penguins, Seals and Icebergs in Antarctica

Just to clarify, the title IS referring to shooting photos…before anyone calls up the Antarctic treaty folk to report me!

Now that that’s been cleared up…I thought that it’s been a while since I uploaded any of my ‘nature’ photos so here are a few of my favourites.  115 more words