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Frozen in Mawson's Footsteps

Frozen in Mawson's Footsteps

Andrew Luck-Baker, who spent Christmas on board the stranded Academik Shokalskiy when it became trapped in sea ice off East Antarctica, reflects on the two months he spent with the polar scientists retracing the route of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Expedition to the continent. Mawson conducted his journey between 191... Show more▼

Andrew Luck-Baker, who spent Christmas on board the stranded Academik Shokalskiy when it became trapped in sea ice off East Antarctica, reflects on the two months he spent with the polar scientists retracing the route of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Expedition to the continent. Mawson conducted his journey between 1911 and 1914, and Andrew speaks about how the crew of the Shokalskiy hoped to follow in his footsteps, but ended up falling foul of unpredictable weather conditions. He also discusses the elation he felt at their eventual rescue. Show less▲

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