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In the wake of Adrien de Gerlache

You find active volcanoes there. It's on average the highest continent in the world, even higher than Asia with its Himalayas and Tibetan plateau. It's one of the driest areas on Earth, drier even than the Atacama Desert or Death Valley. You’re going from one surprise to the next when you start reading about Antarctica …

Sleeping in a snow pit

During lunch, it finally happens. At twenty to one, dark silhouettes emerge in the misty distance. The mountain peaks are shrouded in grey clouds, snow patches cling to the brown slopes, glaciers slide between the peaks toward the sea. That's Nelson Island, one of the South Shetland Islands, a 510 km long rosary of islands – although sailors dare to …

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