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Len Airey, who wrote On Antarctica about the four years he spent in Antarctica has donated 50 copies to the Trust. This, for some, is an uncom-fortable book about life on British bases in Antarctica; fear, cold, boredom, arguments, practical jokes, sex, celebration, tragedy and bubbling insurrection. All written in the coarse vernacular of a lonely base life surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Len was base leader at Faraday in 1982 when Ambrose Morgan, Kevin Ockleton and John Coll were lost returning to base from Petermann Island. He describes the international search operation and the personal feelings of guilt at their loss. Sir Ranulph Fiennes wrote in his introduction, that ‘the author endured the very best and the very worst imaginable’ of the continent.

On Antarctica is available from the Trust at £12.00 plus £3 post and packing. All proceeds to the British Antarctic Monument Trust

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