Sitting on the spin bike right now ripping through some kilometres as a initial training for Heard Island.  And to be honest it’s more like I’m training for the weather conditions on Heard Island!

For Sydney city it’s cold.  It’s reported at 10 degrees as you can see, but the wind is starting to build – it;s cold enough to be feeling numb in my finger tips.

And by the look of the forecast if I stay here for a few more hours (and that isn’t going to happen) it will be colder still.

It’s time to head back inside!


Fantastic news  – the revised Heard Island Expedition 2016 roster is out and I’ve made the cut so I’m heading south from Cape Town in March 2016.

The team is down to 14 in total from the original 35.   It’s going to be an intensive 3 weeks on Heard Island as each of us will have to make a much bigger contribution to maintaining daily operations.