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Ross does David Attenborough

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

The discovery of a snow petrel frozen into the ice near the base inspires an impromptu sound-bite in the style of my boyhood hero and idol, Sir David Attenborough.  I used to be able to recite his ‘Life’ series shows almost to the word through repetitive, rapt watching.  Cheers to the BBC and down with MTV, for the sake of our youth!


Thanks to Sanki for the recording.

Winter Excursion Video

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

With very pleasant weather yesterday, Santjie and I decided to get some exercise again, and instead of our usual route to the airstrip or depot we skied over to Kleinkoppie, a small peak adjacent to Vesleskarvet. Despite the ambient temperature of -28°C, it was quite comfortable to be our and about as there was very little wind. I’ve put together a short video to give an idea of what it was like.


Birthday Snowbath Clip

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Yep, ’twas my birthday on 2 June, but due to storm winds the traditional snowbath was postponed until the following day. Here’s a very brief clip for those who have been asking – a dip in the snow at -20°C! Click on the link below…

Minus 20 Snowbath