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Expedition Update: Chief Leader

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The basecamp seems desolate and deserted after both groups left to pursue their own adventures..

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Expedition Update: Elusive Inhabitants

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Our time studying the sands is drawing to a close. Now, after many days exploring the area, is when we hope our hard work will be rewarded..

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A small corner of the Amazon

If I were to say the word ‘rainforest’ what normally springs to mind is an endless expanse of untamed wilderness..

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Friday Photo: Adolfo

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Without the help and support of local field guides, our work in the Amazon simply could not have happened. This is Adolfo, aged 64, he comes from a village on the edge of the Pacaya-Samiria reserve..

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Words from the White Continent

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“We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death..

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Expedition Update: Omani Scientists

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The walks and trapping are all new for our Omani students and rangers. They are enjoying their time out in the desert (Al Hashman) learning new techniques..

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Friday Photo: Ocelot

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One word, I think, sums up this photo: Lucky!

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Captain Scott

Around a year ago, I became involved with the International Scott Centenary Expedition. I was lucky to be selected as one of ten candidates to possibly join the team in Antarctica in 2012..

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Expedition Update: Salaam wa-alakum

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Salaam wa-alakum min Oman, or hello from Oman as we have learnt from our new friends. We have now been joined by..

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It was not a race

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One of the biggest misconceptions about the Terra Nova Expedition, is that it was intended as a race to reach the South Pole. The expedition was in fact primarily scientific, and vastly increased..

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Friday Photo: Scott Centenary Reccy

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Early in July last year I headed up to John O’Groats, the anticipated start of the Scott Centenary Sledge Pull. The plan was for a nation wide relay..

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Expedition Update: Desert Camp

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Base camp initially appeared imposing; a natural amphitheater flanked by large dunes with few signs of life..

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