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Gavin Francis, base doctor at Halley in 2003, has had his book Empire Antarctica named “Scottish Book of the Year” 2013. The full title of the book is Empire Antarctca, Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins. He writes about a number of the dangers and the deaths of Antarctica. "These dangers are as real now as they were twenty or fifty or a hundred years ago. I stepped with more caution when I remembered Kirsty, and woke with more gratitude."

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Brian Dorsett-Bailey

Brian Dorsett-Bailey, who has died aged 79, was a Trustee of the British Antarctic Monument Trust. He was the brother of Jeremy Bailey who died in a crevasse accident in 1965 near the British Antarctic Survey base of Halley Bay. Jeremy was a pioneer in the technology of ice-depth radar which allowe… Full Story...
Saturday, October 27th 2018

A gleaming Southern Monument

Ian Bury, our contractor friend in the Falkland Islands, has thoroughly polished the Southern Monument in preparation for the influx of tourists either staying for a holiday in the Falklands or passing through on a cruise ship bound for South Georgia and the Antarctic. There has been a significant a… Full Story...
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