Into the Depths
Bridging Crevasses in the Dark Watch this video by Ian Prickett to get more of an idea of the working day for the Ice Team right now. It is near permanent darkness and the temperature has dropped as low as -50C with howling winds. Thankfully the winds have eased the last two days allowing Ian to get out with his camera and showing us what the team is up to. Thank you Ian.
Video: Inside the Tent
Here is a video shot by Ian showing the tent going up around one of the Cats for repairs and a peep inside too. There’s also a random image of a crevasse for some reason – but I guess the are popping up everywhere!
Longest Winch in Polar History? A video
Ian Prickett journeys down the full length of the 500m winch cable which the guys have created to pull back the fuel scoots which are stranded in a huge crevasse field. The video also features a close up of a 20m deep hole in the ice. Impressive. &nbs…
The Coldest Journey’s Ice Team have taken on the biggest challenge of their lives and they’re asking what you can do to challenge yourself and raise money for Seeing is Believing. Every day, for the 285 million visually impaired people around the world, life can be challenging. Given that 90% of the world’s visually impaired people live in developing countries, life can be especially…
We Need Your Help – Again!
Please watch this video – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22442346 – and then share it with everyone you know. The BBC have picked up on the fact that the team is having a hard time in Antarctica right now and asked us if we could make a short “show and tell” for their online news page. We did and this morning it is on the front page. By watching and sharing the video (and it’s a great one, too!),…
Into the Unknown
Crossing the Mother of All Blue Ice Crevasse Fields – a video by Ian Prickett, featuring Spencer Smirl and Brian Newham. Filmed two days ago, edited yesterday and aired today! &nbs…
Not Your Normal Service
By Spencer Smirl During our initial 250hr service 200hrs ago we had discovered that Seeker was transferring oil from both final drives into the transmission. This is the result of a failed lip seal where the axle shaft runs between the two gear boxes. This can be a fairly common failure at low temperatures but very unlikely at such low operating hours. The failure of the seal is the result of on…
Blue Ice: See it for Yourself
The Ice Team have had more than their fair share of blue ice on this expedition, and they are getting more and more used to coping with it – which is not the same as they like it! Here is a video Ian Prickett made some time ago which gives a good reminder of what blue ice is and how it hampers progress so severely. Watch out for those tracks spinning! &nbs…
Following on from the videos of Richmond, Spencer and Brian, here’s one of Ian Prickett. Take a look, get inspired and ping us your questions! The three most LIKED questions one here and on Facebook will get put to Ian.
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