Author Archives: Ross
Dear friends and followers, It is with a very heavy heart that I have to inform you that we will not be departing for Snow Hill Island in the next few days. We’ve been forced to make the difficult (and costly!) decision to postpone the trip by a season or two for safety considerations. This […]
The sea ice is critical to the success of our expedition – too little and we will be unable to cross from the Peninsula to Snow Hill and the other islands safely; too much and we won’t be able to approach the Peninsula at all in the Golden Fleece. We’re all watching the radar charts […]
I stumbled across this article online to day, which I didn’t know was available other than in the print version of Junior Doctor magazine years ago. It’s a nice vignette for people thinking about working as a polar expedition doctor. Brings back warm memories of SANAE IV, and heightens the longing to get back down […]
Yip, it’s here on wildmedic.co.za for you to peruse at your leisure. Check back from time to time, as we plan to keep it updated. You can also follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SnowHill2013 - “Like” the page to get news when it is posted. To be sure you don’t miss out, why not subscribe to this blog […]
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Adam West of our local Cape Albatross Hang-glider Club shot some beautiful video of flying Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles in a brief break between the winter storm fronts. Enjoy Hang Gliding flight over Cape Town and Table Mountain from Adam on Vimeo. A beautiful day along the Cape Peninsula flying a Wills […]
Sometimes a spectacular scene just smacks straight into your cerebral cortex. Stepping out of a cabin in a nature reserve, the first direct rays of the morning sun backlit… well, everything.
Yesterday yielded the opportunity to do one of the premier Cape powered paraglider flights – Cape Point. The PPG is an incredibly portable and versatile aircraft, but with a cruising speed of only around 25 knots and maximum sustainable speed peaking at 37 knots for the fastest XC wings, we need ideal wind conditions to […]
My good mate Ant of The Aerial Perspective was very kind to invite me along to Greyton, where he needed to take some pictures. We cruised out there in the Vito early this morning to find the town dead still (wind and street-life) with heavy dew on the ground, and so we stopped at a local coffee shop […]
Eish… the work, she has been too much. I have been nose-to-grindstone for quite some time, but the experience has been incredibly rich, with a number of firsts. Some of those stories will follow, I hope, but the blog takes a back seat at these times. Unfortunately, the flying has also been exceptionally sparse. In […]