The coldest journey: latest update
More from the 2000-mile crossing of Antarctica in CAT bulldozers...
Posted: 23 Apr 2013
Once the Cats were safely on their way, Spencer, I and the rest of the Ice Team flew out to meet the Agulhas in Cape Town, before making our way down to the Antarctic ice shelf where unloading would take place.
The voyage south on the ship was pretty uneventful, until we arrived in the ice floes. Then, it was incredible to finally get a glimpse of what might lie ahead of us... and to experience the ship smashing through the pack ice, lurching up onto a huge hunk of ice and crashing its way through, before ploughing on to the next piece. Not something you get to do every day.