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Cruises, crowds and fragile ecosystems: the delicate dance of Antarctic tourism
As the icy continent braces for a record summer, ecologists say more visitor caps and restrictions are needed to protect wildlife

Peter Hannam

04, Jan, 2023 @11:22 PM

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Life on ice: what Esperanza Base in Antarctica can teach us about isolation
Despite missing friends and celebrations, a community at the bottom of the world has learned to survive, even thrive

Caroline Riches

11, Apr, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Au revoir Aurora Australis: 'It’s a tiny melting pot of humanity isolated in the Southern Ocean'
For 30 years icebreaker Aurora Australia has carried researchers and artists to Antarctica. As it prepares for its final voyage, passengers and crew recall its legacy

Ruth Dawkins

06, Oct, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Antarctica's tourism industry is designed to prevent damage, but can it last?
Companies must book pre-approved sites in advance to minimize the impact on the local environment but as the number of visitors keeps growing, some countries are clamoring for tighter regulation

Alex Marshall

26, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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New Books Party: Books that arrived recently
GrrlScientist: This week, I share my thoughts about two new books; one that argues for a radical new history of life on Earth, and the other is a newly revised field guide to diving in Antarctica


27, Feb, 2015 @1:24 PM

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Erebus: Into the Unknown review
This documentary about a recovery mission following a plane crash that claimed 257 lives isn’t given the time it deserves, writes Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

08, Jan, 2015 @9:45 PM

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Google Street View used to map Shackleton's island
The remote island of South Georgia – where explorer Ernest Shackleton found refuge – is among nine new locations mapped by Google Trekker technology

Will Coldwell

24, Oct, 2014 @2:05 PM

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The Antarctic tour guide: my career in languages
Multilinguist Nikki Rickett leads groups around Antarctica, a job she wouldn't be able to do without her background in languages

Interview by Louise Tickle

17, Apr, 2014 @9:12 AM

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Everland review – a compelling tale of lives stripped bare in Antarctica

The Antarctic gives up its secrets at a price in Rebecca Hunt's compelling tale of extreme endurance, writes Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

06, Apr, 2014 @10:00 AM

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What do the diaries of Shackleton and Scott reveal?
Shackleton edited his diaries, but Scott didn't have that option – the difference proved to be significant. By Rebecca Hunt

Rebecca Hunt

22, Mar, 2014 @9:01 AM

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Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Latin America and the Caribbean

Trek on a Caribbean island, chase lightning or swim with whales … There's no shortage of adventure in this part of the world

Alasdair Baverstock and Guardian writers

17, Jan, 2014 @9:00 PM

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Do you know your way around polar exploring in literature? - quiz

Ernest Shackleton reached the limit of his expedition to the south pole on 16 January 1909. Celebrate with a gruelling test on literature's coldest climes

Millie Woodrow-Hill

16, Jan, 2014 @10:10 AM

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