Peterman, Pleneau and the Furthest South We Went *

Date – Wednesday 10th November 2010 Position – 64o 57′ S, 63o 38′ W Location – Off the coast of Petermann Island, on the Lemaire Channel Weather – The worst conditions of my trip to Antarctica – Blizzards, Freezing Snow, Icy, Windy, Chilly Water Conditions – Pack Ice, Freezing Temperature – Cold, below zero The Read more about Peterman, Pleneau and the Furthest South We Went *[…]

Antarctica Adventures: The Hound Of The Cuverville

Date – Tuesday 9th November 2010 Where – Cuverville Island, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica Position – 64o 41′ S/ 62o 38′ W Weather – cold, snowy, windy  Ask me this time last year if I knew where Cuverville Island was and I say “no.” But, on the trip to Antarctic the “quest” to reach the top Read more about Antarctica Adventures: The Hound Of The Cuverville[…]

Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point

I once worked with a nice young Indian lady called Jigna back in London in 2007 while working in Public Relations (at Bite Communications) and for some reason the landing at Jougla Point in Antarctica reminded me of her. Only by name however, as this was a land of penguins and blizzards, rather than the Read more about Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point[…]

“One small step for yer man”: Stepping Foot On Antarctica – Barrientos, Aitcho Islands

There it was. The magical. The dream really happenned, and it happened at a place that most of you reading will NEVER have heard of – Barrientos. I stepped foot in Antarctica. Be honest, if you haven’t been to Antarctica, would you ever have heard of “Barrientos”? So what is Barrientos exactly? OK it is Read more about “One small step for yer man”: Stepping Foot On Antarctica – Barrientos, Aitcho Islands[…]

Antarctica Adventures: The Crystal Maze – Cruising Round Foyn Harbour

Date – Tuesday 9th November 2010 Location – Foyn Harbour, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica Position – 64o 30 ‘S/ 62o 20’ W Weather Conditions – Sunny, clear skies I’ll be honest, deaf and naive all in one here – when somebody told me I was cruising round Foyn Harbour, I was ready to put on the Read more about Antarctica Adventures: The Crystal Maze – Cruising Round Foyn Harbour[…]

My Trip to Antarctica Begins: Sailing Down The Beagle Channel

Date – Saturday 6th November 2010 Position – 60 o’S/60 o’ W Location – Beagle Channel Temperature – Cold, but above zero Weather – Windy and Chilly, but with the sun out Sea Conditions – Calm, but beginning to rock The first part of the epic quest to Antarctica began with a sailing and departure Read more about My Trip to Antarctica Begins: Sailing Down The Beagle Channel[…]

The Roughest Stretch of Water In The World – The Drake Passage

Dates – 6 – 8th November 2010 Position – 60o, 00.706′ S/61o, 59.226’W Geographic Location at start – Beginning of The Drake Passage Geographic Location at end – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Weather Conditions – Cold, clear, sunny Wind – Not too bad, yet boat rocking Named after British Explorer Francis Drake, this stretch of Read more about The Roughest Stretch of Water In The World – The Drake Passage[…]

Cabo De Hornos: Seeing Cape Horn – It’s Not A Dream!

Date – 16th November 2010 Time – Early morning – 7 am (pre breakfast) Position – 59o 10′ S Geographic Location – Cabo De Hornos/Cape Horn, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile Weather Conditions – Clear, crisp, calm Wind – Calm A Michael Palin documentary a few years back saw him actually land and set foot on Read more about Cabo De Hornos: Seeing Cape Horn – It’s Not A Dream![…]

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