For many people the hit computer game Minecraft is just something that the kids play with – or a pleasant way to pass a spare hour or two – but not for the hardcore fans who spend weeks recreating real cities and fictional worlds. Martin O’Leary, a glaciologist from Swansea University, has just joined their ranks, creating a scale model of Antarctica using Minecraft software.
If you think that great adventures are limited to fictional heroes like Phileas Fogg and historic explorers like Ernest Shackleton then it’s time to think again! Modern day adventurers have achieved some incredible feats of endurance and exploration, and they deserve as much admiration as the all-time greats. Here’s a run-down of some of the most outstanding recent Antarctic adventures:
Arctic Cuisine is a rich and diverse diet of varied food items from the area, a world away from the flavours that we are used to in traditional British food. Studies have suggested that Arctic Cuisine may be dying out, however it is still enjoyed by many people who live within the region and increasingly being explored by chefs across the world.