As you might have noticed - our interactive map has been moved.
We wanted to show you that our focus has changed from the Expedition to the Foundation. If you're looking for the map, and want to listen to those daily broadcasts from Antarctica click here
Henry Adams mentions in his report today that the team saw a pair of white birds which, after a little research, we think were probably snow petrels.
Snow petrel's nest colonially in small to large colonies on cliffs, usually near the sea, but also inland. Some birds remain at the colony all year, but the main influx of birds to the colonies is from mid-September until early November.
The nest is a simple pebble-lined scrape usually in a deep rock crevice with overhanging protection. One white egg is laid in late November to mid-December . The egg is incubated for 41-49 days and the chick is brooded for 8 days. The chick then remains in the nest for an additional 7 weeks. Snow petrel chicks leave the nest in late February to mid-May.
Click here to find out more from the Australian Antarctic Division's website.
Our main equipment sponsor, Timberland, have launched a "Shackleton Collection" range of clothing and footwear to coincide with the expedition. Click on the logo above to view the collection.
As part of the launch of the collection they did a special promotion in their flagship Regent Street store in London. Below are photos from that promotion weekend. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them.
13.4 nm achieved today in cold and windy conditions. Listen to Will Gow's report describing the day. They have now travelled about 178 statute miles in total, equivalent to London to Exeter!
The boys have sent some more photos today. See them in today's daily report
During today the team drew parallel with the point where Capt Scott, Wilson and Bowers perished on or about 29th March 1912 on their way back from the South Pole. Our team are about 17 miles west of that point. To read a cutting from the New York Times about the death of Capt Scott click the cutting below.
Antarctic Malt Whisky Appreciation Society
The 2nd meeting is happening tonight, and they are sampling a cast strength Laphraoig (see below).
97 Mile Team Training
Listen to this report from Dave Cornell, calling in from the 97 mile team's training in Norway. This team, led by Dave Cornell, will meet up with the main ice team, at the point 97 miles from the Pole on 9 Jan, 100 years to the day after Shackleton turned around in 1909 at the same point. The team are being trained by Matty Mcnair.
See below a photo from inside the tent - Matty Mcnair and Andy Ledger.
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