Geologist, Professor Tony Van Autenboer, led several of the Belgian expeditions to Antarctica in the period 1957 – 1970. In this highly personal account, Dr Van Autenboer, explains the origins and objectives of Belgian research, particularly its fieldwork in Dronning Maudland. But this is not just a story about the science. It’s also a gripping tale of adventures including near disasters in blizzards, and the sheer difficulty of living and working in such a harsh environment. You’ll even discover the answer to the mystery of mussels found 15m down in a pit dug in the ice.
His story is told in the pdf available below:
Where wise men fear to tread