Five crates of a century-old lost whisky belonging to Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton have been recovered by conservators. Three crates of the Mackinlay whisky, and a further two crates of brandy, were discovered beneath the hut, and used by Shackleton to launch his journey to the South Pole.
A historic discovery was made on January 28, 1820. A Russian navy expedition under the command of Faddei Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev sighted the last of the remaining unexplored continents - Antarctica.
Fourteen cruise ships visited South Georgia Island during December, eight of which visited during the Christmas week from the 23rd to the 29th December, according to the latest release from South Georgia’s News and Events.
Argentina expects to have its main icebreaker Almirante Irizar back in sailing conditions by October 2011 and fully operational for the 2011/2012 Antarctic season, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press.
The biggest wind farm in ice covered Antarctica and which can generate enough electricity to power 500 homes, was formally switched on this weekend.
One of the most elegant expedition vessels operating in Antarctica, the Clelia II, has been withdrawn from service during January for repairs following an accident that occurred over Christmas week but is only now coming to light.
A major 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Atlantic Ocean early on Tuesday east of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, a sparsely populated British territory, according to a US monitor.
An historic monoplane - a relic of Sir Douglas Mawson's 1911-14 expedition - has been found in Antarctica thanks to freakish luck after a three-year search.
An almost 100-year-old pack of New Zealand butter, in good condition, has been found in Antarctica. The butter, bearing the maker's Fern leaf symbol and date, was found in a sack by workers at New Zealand's Scott Base, reported on Monday NZ press.
There are fears that a shipping tragedy in the Antarctic is a disaster waiting to happen if the tourism industry is not regulated. A major international meeting of Antarctic Treaty Experts is taking place in New Zealand to discuss the issues.