Talk, talk, talk…

Published on 20.12.2009 - Antarctic Odyssey

We knew when we began reporting on her 'Antarctic Odyssey' expedition that Canadian career air force officer, Meagan McGrath, could talk the hind leg off a donkey. And we were absolutely right...

The updates for this expedition have not been very regular. On the one hand there have been Meagan's audio blogs (in English, straight from the icecap), while on the other there have been the reports put out from time to time by the expedition sponsor, Science North. Neither has been available on anything like a regular basis. The latest written dispatch dates from 11th December – just after her decision to start out again after she fell into a crevasses – whereas her latest radio blog came out on 17th December, leaving an 8-day gap since the previous audio report that went online on 9th December.

As a result, we have not been able to monitor Meagan's progress in any regular or consistent way. Even in her audio reports, she does not provide much in the way of basic expedition-related information, preferring to answer the questions put to her directly online (as promised by her website), rather than talk about her trek. In Meagan's latest blog, for example (published on 17th December), she takes exactly 8 minutes, 5.39 seconds to answer two or three questions whose relevance is open to debate. One of them is about the most important item she is carrying in her rucksack, while another asks her about the types of animals she has come across out there on the ice!

After that, we contacted her sponsors to ask them to update her position online regularly. We are still awaiting the reply. Having said that, though, it appears that everything is going well for the loquacious Canadian.

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