Ice still an issue at Port Lockroy!
There doesn’t appear to be much of a respite in the weather conditions – Watching HMS Protector approach from the shopa change in wind direction blew lots of pack and brash ice back into the bay from the Neumayer Channel.
Pack ice is formed when large amounts of brash ice have stuck together. Brash ice is an accumulation of floating ice made up of fragments not more than 2 m across; the wreckage of other forms of ice.
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Scott's and Shackleton's Centenaries
We have just finished celebrating Robert Falcon Scott's British Antarctic Expedition 1910 to 1913. It is one of the most famous and stirring stories of world exploration.
But we are about to start celebrating Ernest Shackleton's most famous expedition, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 to 1917. He lost his ship Endurance in the Weddell Sea and was forced to make one of the most famous open boat journeys in history. Forthcoming information and events can be seen at www.shackleton100.org.
The Trust's sister organisations - Antarctic Heritage Trust (New Zealand) and Mawson's Huts Foundation look after historic huts from the heroic era built by Borchgrevink, Mawson, Scott, and Shackleton.
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