What is 'hair ice'?
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Saturday, 28 January 2017
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Saturday, 21 January 2017
It is the continent which, more than any other, demands respect – and a hardy sort of traveller who is prepared to put up with the worst the weather can throw at them. Not Europe (although the winds at Brighton on a rain-swept morning can be more than fierce) but Antarctica, that frozen tip of the planet – where anything goes, as long as it’s snowy.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the first unassisted solo crossing of the land at the end of it all. But then, Antarctica is a place where firsts and challenges are an unavoidable part of the experience. Here are 10 of the milestone moments in the history of the continent – plus a few suggestions as to how you can pay a visit yourself.
First unassisted solo crossing
Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland was the mould-breaker here. His expedition into the Antarctic “summer” – between November 15 1996 and January 17 1997 – was a speedy endeavour, zipping across the South Pole on skis, with kite assistance, in just 34 days. Ice off a duck’s-Read More
Sunday, 15 January 2017
The weirdest items seized by immigration officials from smugglers trying to bring them into Australia
Human skulls, a boar's head, a spooky sacrificial bat and bear claws are some of the strangest items that airline passengers have tried to bring into the country.
The objects were intercepted by Australian immigration officials in the last year from travellers because they pose a biosecurity risk.
Australian Border Force issued up to 3,500 infringement notices to people who tried to smuggle the items in the 2015/16 financial year.