Bad weather delays next leg of Lymington adventurer's Antarctic expedition

Daily Echo: Lymington adventurer Nick Bubb. Lymington adventurer Nick Bubb.

BAD weather is preventing Hampshire adventurer Nick Bubb from embarking on the second leg of his Antarctic expedition.

Nick and five other men have reached South Georgia, having sailed 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island in a 22ft boat.

But conditions have deteriorated, preventing them from trekking across South Georgia’s mountainous interior.

An expedition spokesman said: “It’s raining, hailing, icy and windy – and it hasn’t stopped. No decision has been made about when to start the crossing.”

Nick, 33, of Lymington, is attempting to recreate the epic journey made by polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1916.

After their ship the Endurance sank in the Weddell Sea, Shackleton and his crew spent several months stranded on pack ice.

When conditions started to improve they climbed into three wooden lifeboats and managed to reach the uninhabited Elephant Island.

Shackleton and five of his crew continued to South Georgia and eventually found a whaling station, which arranged for their shipmates to be rescued.

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3:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13

southy says...

An expedition spokesman said: “It’s raining, hailing, icy and windy – and it hasn’t stopped

Nothing as change there with the weather sounds like its still the same, I use to hate that icy fine rain wind, it cuts right though you.


Echo i have some super 8 film of the area
An expedition spokesman said: “It’s raining, hailing, icy and windy – and it hasn’t stopped Nothing as change there with the weather sounds like its still the same, I use to hate that icy fine rain wind, it cuts right though you. Echo i have some super 8 film of the area southy

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