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Any day now...

I’m off to Rothera research station on the Antarctic Peninsula this week, as soon as the weather clears up enough. There’s a backlog of flights because the DASH, the plane that ferries staff over to Rothera from Punta Arenas in southern Chile, has been unable to fly. 94 more words

Antarctic Peninsula

Solo Practice At The Edge Of The World. Author, physician and explorer: Dr. Gavin Francis.

Name: Gavin Francis, MD

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Specialty: General Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Gavin Francis is a general practitioner based in Edinburgh Scotland. He’s also a prolific traveler and an incredibly talented writer. 292 more words

(VIRTUAL TOUR) Step inside the Halley VI Antarctic research station

You can experience the full interactive virtual tour here.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to step inside an Antarctic research station, you now have a great opportunity to do so that doesn’t require you to charter a plane, don survival gear, and prepare to endure some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. 362 more words

Exploration

North meets South

I spent the day yesterday at the brand new building of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The BAS is the organisation you must apply to for permissions for activities in their wedge of influence in the region – whether it’s basejumping or counting penguins that takes you there.   1,335 more words

Arctic

Two months on the Larsen C ice shelf

About 14 months ago, I got the incredible chance to take part in the MIDAS project, focusing on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. After four years in Svalbard and my PhD diploma in the pocket, it was time to follow the path of the terns and migrate south. 1,533 more words

Adventure

Ice Station (An Antarctic Thriller)

Minus 55 degrees, zero visibility and a raging snowstorm. Nobody at Halley Station should be outside under these circumstances but the station doctor has just discovered that the cold weather gear of one of the scientists is missing from the boot room and according to the sign-in board he has gone to the met tower. 889 more words

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