The expedition's plan is to travel along the length of the Beardmore Glacier - one of the great glaciers of the world - and then across the upper reaches of its drainage basin en route to the South Pole.
This provides a rare opportunity to collect scientific information important for the study of the behaviour of this major glacier in relation to climate and to collect rock samples that may reveal details of the geology of land submerged beneath the interior ice.
This is the first of six articles by Professor Drewry. Click here for the next installment.
Posted by Tim Fright on October 14, 2007 11:59 PM