Monthly Archives: June 2017

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In April 2017 I reprised my take on William Speirs Bruce’s role in our present day understanding of Antarctica at the Spotted Mallard.  The audience were teh awesomes so I let them eat cake.

Woot!

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Antarcticake.

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Dogs make all the difference in getting to the South Pole and back.  With Amundsen’s triumph, no-one would ever bother going to the Pole agai…
Hey.
Wait.
Why are people still heading overland to the pole?
Have they not heard of aircraft?
Do they not heed the reports that the pole is cold and that the view is boring?
Turns out being first at the pole was only the first in a long string of polar firsts to follow in the next century, and I’m expecting a pogo-stick based expedition to be announced at any second.

Have an episode.

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Bjaaland’s photograph of his colleagues at Polheim.