Geoff Somers rescues his dog Huck from deep crevasse. Photo © Will Steger

Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica

Chapter 8: Geoff

As much as I would like to think that Trans-Antarctica proved the power and universality of the individual, there were occasions when the individuals in question behaved true to their most frustrating cultural stereotypes. Geoff’s adherence to schedule and form was truly British, and the ship crew’s flexibility with same was very French. When the two came in direct conflict, as French and British sometimes do, it was inevitable that the others’ entire country took the blame.


Article: Associated Press story about the expedition's broken sleds.

Article: Chicago Tribune article about students meeting Geoff Somers following the expedition, September 1990.


Media: Geoff’s 2012 Footsteps of Scott Expedition

Video: Short video about the Soviet base of Vostok, showing the exterior and interior of this isolated base (in French).

Wikipedia: All about sastrugi.