The Transglobe Expedition, 1979-82, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, completed the first trans-navigation of the Earth on its polar axis. I covered its progress, in words and pictures, for THE OBSERVER MAGAZINE, travelling with the expedition to both the Antarctic and the Arctic, though not on the actual polar crossings.

The start of the pack ice. Refuelling the Twin Otter. The bay ice breaks up. Loading the aircraft. Ran Ran Ginnie at the radio. Ski practise. Ran The ship approaches US McMurdo base Oliver takes met. reading. Ran