Aftershock: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Our first attempt at reaching Antarctica was aborted. We’d flown for 9 hours just to end up back in Christchurch, New Zealand. Eventually we made it as far as McMurdo before flying on to the South Pole. The first day of filming saw temperatures down to minus 54 with the windchill but the search for the aftershock of the Big Bang went on – a rippling effect that emanated a trillionth of a trilionth of a trillionth of a second after the creation of the universe. Ground-breaking science and a dream come true to see Antarctica and the South Pole.

My Life: A Greenland Adventure

Chris and his son Jamie wanted to have an adventure to provide some lasting visual memories for Chris, who suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, is going blind. Newcomers to travelling in the Arctic we set out from Kulusuk on the East coast of Greenland at the tail end of the winter. The sea ice was in reasonable condition but at some points we were forced away from the bergs up over the glaciers.

With the Aurora glowing in the still of the night we kept vigil for polar bear.
Details coming soon…