More photos from Herbert Ponting and the British Antarctic Expedition.
Grotto in an iceberg, photographed during the British Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1913, 5 Jan 1911 (by National Library NZ on The Commons)
For those who don’t know Ben Saunders, he skied solo to the north pole last year, and later this fall he’ll be embarking on a return journey from the south pole on foot. From his website: Scott 2012 will be the longest unsupported polar journey in history and the first completion of Captain Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition.
One of the Terra Nova Expedition’s stoves. I feel like a kid in a sweet shop. (Taken with instagram)
My good friend Mia wrote a blog post over on the Foreign Policy Blogs Network on Russia’s plans for new arctic ship designs. We are currently in a very different age of polar exploration.
There’s an article on the Smithsonian’s Food & Think blog (linked above) and on Edible Geography (where I found said article) about Frederick Cook’s finding that eating penguins prevented scurvy in his crew.
(via Up Front - NYTimes.com)
They also published an article on Sara Wheeler’s new book “No Surrender”. It has nothing to do with polar exploration, but if you’re one of Wheeler’s fans like I am, you may enjoy this news.
The New York Times Book Review published an article on Friday on a new book about S.A. Andrees balloon expedition. (Reviewed by the famed Sara Wheeler)