Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Sugar, spice and all things iced

What do 21st-century scientists eat when living and working in places that cannot support human life? Almost anything, as long as it comes with chilli sauce, says Dr Steve Pointing from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.

Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 12:00am

Where hull freezes over

It was eight in the morning and the sky had cleared to suggest good weather. At least that's what it looked like from my cabin window. So I went outside onto the observation deck. As I opened the heavy metal door, a so-called katabatic wind swooping down from the mountains punched me in the face while stopping our ship, the Vavilov, from moving into the bay.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The Third Man Factor

The Third Man Factor by John Geiger Canongate, HK$185

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Mission Antarctica

Former West Island School student James Budge has chosen to spend the first three months of his gap year in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

'Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.'

15 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Station's bad timing

Earlier this month, TVB Pearl aired the excellent drama series Shackleton, starring Kenneth Branagh, about the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

29 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Ridiculous timeslot for interesting series

Just before turning off my TV one morning last week after the ABC World News on TVB Pearl, I saw a promotional clip for a four-part drama series titled Shackleton.

9 Mar 2002 - 12:00am



Pearl, 11.50pm

Part two of this four-part dramatisation of intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to cross the South Pole.

6 Mar 2002 - 12:00am


Shackleton: Breaking The Ice

Pearl, 11.50pm

This is the true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28-man crew to safety after his ship, Endurance, was crushed in the packed ice.

20 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Hot news from the Antarctic

LEARNING to appreciate the environment is the first step towards conservation, according to a Hong Kong resident who visited the Antarctic earlier this year, bringing home with him a message of environmental awareness.

4 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Laundryman sails into a little piece of history

AHONG KONG laundryman became the most unlikely hero in the British military this year when HMS Endurance sailed further south than any other Royal Navy ship to break Sir Ernest Shackleton's long standing record.

26 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

'Enduring' value for Cruz followers

ENDURANCE (Next Best) can take a select but quality sixth event under Tony Cruz at Sha Tin this afternoon.

Endurance, one of four Peter Ng Bik-kuen runners in this contest, has shaped encouragingly on each of his last two outings and it now looks highly significant that Cruz jumps on board.

5 Feb 1994 - 12:00am