Iridium – our link to the world
by Brian Newham. It’s now seven months since the ship left us at the coast, and as we started our journey and worked our way up onto the polar plateau in the advancing winter it was very obvious how isolated we were. Our nearest neighbours are 470km away at the Russian base of Novolazarevskaya with the Indian base of Maitri very close to them, but the reality is that it would be extremely…
Fact of the Day:
At 16,066 feet (4,897 meters) Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica and the 8th most prominent mountain in the world. It is located about 750 miles west of the South Pole. Vinson was the last discovered, last named, and last climbed of the ‘Seven Summits’ (the highest mountains on the seven continents). It’s also the most remote and coldest of the Seven Summits to climb.