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Relief

The past few days has been the busiest part of Halley’s summer, with Ernest Shackleton arriving – after a few days delayed by sea ice – for the annual relief of the station. This involves removing all of the cargo

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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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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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