Monday, September 28, 2009

Want to roller-blade across Antarctica?

Well, you're not the first to come up with the idea... while trying to find some info for work, I happened across this page on the JACARA (Joint Australian Centre for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica) website. After reading a bit, I found this priceless paragraph:

Tonight there are a couple of talks by a team of French and a team of Dutch folk who are skiing their way across Antarctica. I've decided to give the talk a miss partly because I want to get on with doing stuff, and also I find it hard to fathom why anyone would want to ski across Antarctica when it's already been done. Particularly bizarre are those folk who choose to walk, when skiing is a lot easier and being towed behind a parafoil easier still. If you're going to be cold and miserable for 6 weeks why not just lock yourself in a meat freezer and listen to Spice Girls tapes. I look forward to meeting the first group to roller-blade across the continent dressed only in board shorts, T-shirts and back-to-front baseball caps.

Heh. The guy's got a sense of humour... but then, spending time down there, you'd better be able to see the lighter side of things!

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