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  • Architecture and Kids by Phil WellsSubscription

    News21 November, 2014

    The AJ Writing Prize 2014: Entry

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    Back to workSubscription

    Archive26 February, 2008

    Saturday 23 February 2008-5.3 deg CWind: 19.7 knt at 87 deg EThe last few days have been a bit blustery, but everyone sounds like they are having fun. For example, it's an adventure just to walk betweenthe Laws and Piggott buildings.

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    The lost site of HalleySubscription

    Archive25 February, 2008

    Wednesday 20 February 2008-5 deg Cwind: 35-40knts, with gusts up to 50kntsVery poor visibilityAttached with this blog are the last pictures I took of site, taken at midnight local time on Monday night, 18 February. We have not seen site since.

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    The environment strikes backSubscription

    Archive25 February, 2008

    Tuesday 19 February 2008-6.9 deg CWind: 37.4 knt at 92 deg E

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    Training and haulingSubscription

    Archive25 February, 2008

    Sunday 17 February 2008-13 deg CWind speed about 8 knt

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    Hard at work - 14 FebruarySubscription

    Archive19 February, 2008

    Thursday 14 February-18.6 deg Cwind 5.4 Kts at 94 deg EOn site at Halley there is lots of activity.

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    Man Hauling in the South PoleSubscription

    Archive15 February, 2008

    Wednesday 13 February 2008-15.4 deg CWind: 5.7 kn, at 68 deg EThis Sunday BAS are holding a sponsored ski to the South pole. This will be 320 laps around the perimeter drumline and the event is being held to raise money for the RNLI.

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    Reaching the base - 8 FebruarySubscription

    Archive14 February, 2008

    Friday 8 February-9.5 deg CClear but stormy skies over the sea.I had my alarm set for 5am and when I woke the ship was moving really slowly and smoothly.

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    Sighting the Brunt Ice ShelfSubscription

    Archive11 February, 2008

    Friday 8 February 2008-9 deg CBrunt Ice Shelf This is my first picture of the Brunt Ice Shelf. It's more stunning (and colder) than anywhere else so far. The Shackleton is currently positioning herself to tie up at creek 4. After making sure the sea ice is firm, we will then start to disembark. Currently it is 6 am (9GMT). We should be on the ice shelf by 12 noon (3 GMT). Will keep you posted. (ps I hope the natives are friendly).

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    Rocket Science! - 5 February 2008Subscription

    Archive8 February, 2008

    Tuesday 5 February 2008This week we have been launching XBT rockets off the back of the Shackleton in the name of science. How cool is that!

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