Environment Forum

Icebergs, penguins and pyjamas

December 9, 2009

Icebergs, penguins and pyjamas

I awoke today Dec 8 at 5.40 a.m. to an unfamiliar sound – l’Astrolabe crunching her way through sheets of ice. After days of wild seas the ship’s progress has slowed as she makes her way through the floating ice.

Snow, Gales and Merlot

December 8, 2009

Snow is falling on l’Astrolabe, which is being hit by gale-force winds up to 45 knots an hour, while westerly swells pound with four-metre waves and southerly swells hit with two-metre waves.

Icebergs, Copenhagen hot topics in Southern Ocean

December 7, 2009

The Southern Ocean is toying with us, like some killer whale tossing its prey before devouring it.

Sailing into an icy cauldron

December 4, 2009

AUSTRALIA/Reuters employee Pauline Askin has sailed for the Antarctic for a six -week expedition  on the icy continent where she will help restore Mawson’s huts named after Australia’s most celebrated Antarctic explorer on Commonwealth Bay, the windiest place on earth.

A historic trip to Antarctica revisited

November 30, 2009

First, a bit of Reuters history:

Reuters links with Sir Douglas Mawson, Australia’s most celebrated Antarctic explorer, began in 1911 when the company helped finance the young explorer’s maiden voyage to Antarctica.