To many people, Antarctica is one of the most fascinating places on Earth. Whether it be its remoteness, its extreme weather, its extraordinary landscapes and features, or just by virtue of the fact that there is still so much unknown about this isolated land, the continent captures the imagination like no other.

Starting today we are going to be posting interesting facts, figures and phrases associated with the Antarctic. We hope you will enjoy them as daily nuggets of information about that extraordinary place at the bottom of the world, and over time they will be used to make a glossary and fact file on the website for schools and anyone else to use as a point of reference.

Best wishes,

The Coldest Journey team