In November 2001 I flew from the UK to Montevideo in Uruguay where I got on BAS' ship the RRS Ernest Shackleton. Over the next few months we visisted the Falkland Islands, the South Orkney Islands and South Georgia. Unfortunately the ice in the Weddell Sea was particularly thick that year and we were stuck in it for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. We then had to return to the Falkland Islands from some more fuel. I got off there and flew into Halley through Rothera. The ship eventually made it to within 200 miles of Halley and three of the aircraft were used to fly people and cargo on the final leg to Halley.
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