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Geographic North Pole 40th Anniversary on the 17th August 2017

Exactly 40 years ago, on 17th August 1977, the first surface vessel reached the Geographical North Pole. The ship was the Soviet nuclear icebreaker the “Arktika”.  Arktika became the classification for the five nuclear icebreakers which followed : the Sibir in 1977, Rossiya in 1985, Sovetskiy Soyuz in 1989, the Yamal in 1992 and the…

Getting A Bit Closer To My Hero

As many of you know, I have been lucky to travel to Antarctica and photograph many of the remote places where my personal hero, Ernest Shackleton, Britain’s greatest Polar Explorer, trekked during his illustrious career – places such as the Weddell Sea, South Georgia and Elephant Island. Well imagine my absolute delight a few days ago…