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The Antarctica Diaries

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All good things must come to an end. All good things must come to an end. Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: the final instalment

Professor Michael Ashley recently returned from Antarctica where he deployed a telescope to one of the most remote locations on Earth – a place known as Ridge A, 850km from the South Pole. This is the…
You probably wouldn’t try to drive across Antarctica in a regular Hilux. You probably wouldn’t try to drive across Antarctica in a regular Hilux. Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: week six

Professor Michael Ashley recently returned from Antarctica where he was deploying a telescope to one of the most remote locations on Earth – a place known as Ridge A, 850km from the South Pole. This is…
It’s hard to ignore Antarctica’s natural beauty, especially when ice halos come out to play. It’s hard to ignore Antarctica’s natural beauty, especially when ice halos come out to play. Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: week five

Professor Michael Ashley is currently in Antarctica to deploy a telescope to one of the most remote locations on Earth – a place known as Ridge A, some 850km from the South Pole. This is the fifth instalment…
Why walk around the South Pole when you can ride? Why walk around the South Pole when you can ride? Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: week four

Professor Michael Ashley is currently in Antarctica to deploy a telescope to one of the most remote locations on Earth – a place known as Ridge A, some 850km from the South Pole. This is the fourth instalment…
As far as workplaces go, you could do worse than the South Pole. As far as workplaces go, you could do worse than the South Pole. Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: week three

Professor Michael Ashley is currently in Antarctica to deploy a telescope to one of the most remote locations on Earth – a place known as Ridge A, some 850km from the South Pole. This is the third instalment…
When you’re trying to fly to the South Pole, weather-related delays are a frustrating reality. When you’re trying to fly to the South Pole, weather-related delays are a frustrating reality. Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: week two

Professor Michael Ashley is currently in Antarctica to deploy a telescope to one of the most remote locations on Earth – a place known as Ridge A, some 850km from the South Pole. This is the second instalment…
When you plan a six-week trip to Antarctica, the fun starts before you even arrive. When you plan a six-week trip to Antarctica, the fun starts before you even arrive. Michael Ashley

The Antarctica Diaries: week one

We live in a privileged time, when travel around the world is easy and cheap. It’s commonplace for Australians to see Times Square in New York, the Great Wall in China, or trek in Nepal. But one continent…