For some news on the lighter side, extreme wilderness photographer Martin Hartley has just returned home after taking part on the Catlin Arctic Survey, a team of three British explorers who spent two and a half months walking across frozen sea ice, charting its thickness as they went. In total, Hartley has been on nineteen expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.
Hartley’s photos are quite stunning and more unique than the usual white ice against a grey sea. The ones on his website are from March 2003. I think they give a good sense of what it must be like to trek across the top of the world, with pictures of bundled-up explorers, snow-dusted dogs, and even an Arctic graveyard.