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Visiting Scott’s Terra Nova Hut - Cape Evans

I have read just about every account ever written on Scott’s Antarctic expeditions. Some hail him as a great hero; some claim he was an autocratic...

A Ross Sea Odyssey

In 2013 I took part in a trip of a lifetime. Led by Australian mountaineer, Greg Mortimer, this expedition took in the Antarctic Peninsula, Bellingshausen...

Birding Opportunities Abound in Spitsbergen

Seabirds are by the most common type of bird in Spitsbergen. Experts have estimated that there are 164 bird species that have been found throughout...

Ortelius, why are we going in circles?

It seemed as if the ship was not completely certain in which direction to travel, her nose testing the wind. To a certain extent that was the...

Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

The normal call of a humpback whale can be heard from miles away, and they often make noises that sound similar to crying, howling and moaning....

Explorers in the Ice - Ross Sea Antarctica

Although I’ve been to the Peninsula many times, the opportunity to experience the Ross Sea and its historical sites for the first time was very...

Discover the Scoresby Sund Fjord System in East Greenland

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Greenland? Then one thing you do not want to miss is visiting the largest fjord on earth with spectacular...

Antarctic Peninsula | Basecamp - Ortelius

Antarctica beckons adventurers.

(Nearly) Stuck in the Antarctic Ice

(Nearly) Stuck in the Antarctic Ice

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