Greenpeace Africa's Blog

Blogs from around Africa.

  • Deception Island Round 2

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 10, 2014 at 8:50
    Greetings from the Plancius

    The Last Desert Race 2014 is something of the past. We returned to Deception Island (venue of stage 1), although in a different location for the 5th and final stage, due to extreme weather conditions in the Antarctic. We had...
    Read more >
  • A No Running Day

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 10, 2014 at 8:39
    08-Nov-2014 05:03:20 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius

    It is Friday evening (21h00) on the Plancius.

    Today (Stage 4) was supposed to go on for at least 12 hours, but we did not even make it off the ship. ...
    Read more >
  • Day 3 - Danku Island

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 7, 2014 at 10:30

    6 th November 2014

    Another stunning day in paradise, but also another tough stage.

    Stage 3 was held on Danku Island - a 4km switchback course set against a hill which we had to run for 6 hours. I completed 7 laps and maintained my 17th position over... Read more >

  • Day 2 - Esperanza Videla

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 7, 2014 at 10:19
    05-Nov-2014 03:06:29 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius

    The second stage is over and it was a beast.

    We had a to run 2.2km course – deep soft snow throughout – for just over 4h30. I completed 8 laps –... Read more >

  • Greetings from the Plancius

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 5, 2014 at 13:39

    Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course.

    The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went through the surface,... Read more >

  • Plancius Update 3 November 2014

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 5, 2014 at 13:30

    Hallo everyone

    It’s day 2 on the Plancius and the sea sickness is bad. Really struggling.

    The sun is out, but the wind very strong and swells very big.

    We are supposed to reach the first islands by midnight and thereafter things are supposed to b... Read more >

  • Greetings from Plancius

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 4, 2014 at 10:15

    Hallo everyone

    We are in the middle of the Drake Passage, almost a third of the way to Antarctica. The sea is rough with huge swells. Walking, eating, sleeping, etc. are a challenge. Fortunately, my sea sickness pills are working and so far I’m ok.... Read more >

  • A Solar Energy Future for South Africa – My Appeal to You

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 4, 2014 at 9:27

    Saturday, 1 November 2014

    Greetings from Ushuaia

    The big day has finally arrived. The countdown to Antarctica is over.

    In a few hours our ship departs for Antarctica and on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, I will start running the Last Desert Race, a grue... Read more >

  • Counting Down – 1 Day to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 4, 2014 at 9:20

    How to Follow Me During the Last Desert Race

    Friday, 31 October 2014

    Greetings from Ushuaia

    The expedition ship, Plancius, our home for the Last Desert Race, departs from Ushuaia on Saturday afternoon (1 November 2014) to start the crossing of the ... Read more >

  • Counting Down – 3 & 2 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - October 31, 2014 at 14:41

    Exploring Ushuaia

    Wednesday, 29 October & Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Greetings from Ushuaia

    I am finally in Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. It was long trip from San Francisco via Houston and Buenos Aires, including an unscheduled stop-ove... Read more >

31 - 40 of 491 results.