Here is a film I put together for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. It is a about the history of Whalers Bay at Deception Island. Deception Island probably has the most human history of any part of Antarctica. It was a real joy to investigate this Island through books, film and people who have been there and have huge banks of knowledge of it especially Bob Barton, Stephen Dibbern, Rachel Morgan and several others, who helped a lot in the information when writing the narration.
I have just completed making a short and longer version of a Spey descent with my good mate Biscuit guiding it. I paddled solo alongside the team in a constant battle to keep up and overtake the team and get shots. A hard work shoot but very worthwhile as I got many different angles. Some of the more exciting ones coming from the air. Flying my Quadcopter twice a day over the water was one of my most adrenaline filled parts of the descent for me. It does not float and is not waterproof. Have a watch below.
Shorter version for youtube and Facebook 3.30mins
Longer version for websites of the full 4 day descent 8.40mins
The team head to Sweden to trial the microlights in the cold and snow. We learnt lots about the microlights and what we need to adapt and about our team as it was the first time we have all been together.
Here is a wee shot of our Pulsar Microlight on Ski’s during testing in Northern Sweden. We are looking for more sponsors and if you want to follow us goto http://www.flyingforfreedom.org or look up British Antarctic Microlight Expedition on Facebook
Here is us starting our training flying from our frozen lake camp in Northern Sweden.
This is a short film I popped together to give a taster of the WEMSI Wilderness emergency medical technician course. I attended the first responder course the week before which was also brilliant.
Climbers, expedition leaders, mountain rescue, doctors and kayakers attended this to better there medical knowledge. The course is run by volunteers who have a passion for wilderness medical work. They include, kayakers, guides, climbers, pilots, doctors, Rescue team members, paramedics, instructors and many more. With this mix of tutors from many backgrounds and a wealth of experience comes this course which is no doubt the top course in its field in the world.
The courses are run Internationally the next one is in feb or march in Ireland.