A Vanishing Frontier



Antarctica is one of my favourite places on earth. I have been fortunate enough in the course of my career to have visited it many times – on assignments for magazines such as Time and National Geographic and as an expert lecturer on cruise ships that bring tourists down to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia Island from Ushuaia, in Argentina. I have travelled widely around the continent – from the summit of Mt Erebus to the South Pole, from the Ross Ice Shelf to the Trans-Antarctic Mountains, and sailed to the far south of the Antarctic Peninsula aboard a small yacht where we collected specimens of the world most southerly flowering plant for the British Antarctic Survey from the evocatively named and seldom visited Terra Firma Islands. I have written a book about my travels in Antarctica – Life on The Ice, published by National Geographic Adventure Press. Here is a small chocolate box sampler of landscapes in Antarctica.