Few people have as many Antarctic stories as British mountaineer, Catrin Thomas. She has worked as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey for 17 seasons. And now, she has been awarded the UK’s Polar Medal. The medal was originally given in September 1904 to reward the participants in Captain Robert F. Scott’s successful first expedition to the Antarctic region. It is now presented to individuals who have worked to advance knowledge of the Polar regions.
Read her story here on the BBC website
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