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Just to the south of Browning Peninsula is Eyres Bay, and in Eyres Bay sits the tongue of the Vanderford Glacier. Almost 12 Km wide and jutting out from the coast some 6 – 8 Km. The Vanderford Glacier even … Continue reading
Icebergs are amazing to see, they are so majestic in their size, different shapes, and natural beauty. One of the things that is most impressive about Icebergs is that they only have one ninth of the actual mass showing above … Continue reading
The photo’s below illustrate some of the changes that occur in Antarctica through the summer / winter months. The climate change between the coldest and warmest months in Antarctica can change the landscape / seascape quite vastly in some regions.
During helicopter operations, some of us had the opportunity to go up for a bit of a “look-see” on the choppers, mainly to fill seats while other projects were being deployed. The “birds eye” view is just awesome, the vastness, … Continue reading
Casey station, on the coast of Antarctica at 66o 17′S, 110o 32′E, 3430 km southwest of Hobart was established by Australia in 1969.
Stuck in the thick pack ice for almost three weeks just 130km from the Antarctic coast, two choppers are sent to transfer food and mail however only one returns back to base!
70 nautical miles from the Antarctic continent (130km) we start to struggle to get through the pack ice, the ships captain, a Norwegian fellow who has considerable experience getting through the pack ice in Antarctica, is getting frustrated,