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Halley VI

Just a few photographs of my new home in this post.

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Lifetime of Halley

My first off base trip was on Friday (17th Jan), to a Lifetime of Halley site. These sites consist of a GPS tracker, power system (solar panel, wind generator and batteries) and VHF transmitter, and they record the movement of

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The Journey South

The journey aboard the RRS Ernest Shackleton took two weeks in total. It was an interesting experience living aboard a ship – the constant rolling motion, the close quarters – although at times was a bit monotonous, as we were

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Cape Town

The journey to Antarctica started with an overnight flight on the 8th December from Heathrow to Cape Town, where we met up with the RRS Ernest Shackleton – the ship we will be travelling south on. As the ship was

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As part of my training with one of the experiments at Halley – the Microwave Radiometer – I travelled to Kiruna in Sweden where there are two similar units at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (“IRF”). This allowed me

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Track the Shack

The BAS ship which I will be catching in Cape town, the RRS Ernest Shackleton, is due to leave Immingham shortly to begin her journey South. Click here to Track the Shack! Exernal site. Tracking requires the ship to be

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My name is William and I will be one of the wintering team at the Halley VI station in Antarctica this year. This website will host my blog about the experience, and is currently under construction, so please forgive the

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