Innocents in the Dry Valleys
An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59
Distributed for University of Alaska Press
In the summer of 1958, physicist Colin Bull, along with a biologist and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington, launched an exploration of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica—the first of what has become an annual expedition spanning the past fifty years. With Innocents in Dry Valleys Bull recounts the story of that first, shoestring expedition, bringing a dry wit—and a clear appreciation of youthful bravado—to accounts of adverse conditions, recurrent dangers, funding snafus, and bureaucratic meddling. Innocents in Dry Valleys is a winning account of a landmark expedition, sure to interest scientists and armchair explorers alike.
Foreword, by Dr Eddie Robertson
Introduction, by Dr Peter Barrett
Chapter 1. An idea
Chapter 2. Loife in Noo Zillun
Chapter 4. Go. No, stop! No, go! Scott Base
Chapter 5. Landed gentry
Chapter 6. An enigmatic lake and a remarkable saga
Chapter 7. A trip to the seaside
Chapter 8. And the walk back 'home' again
Chapter 9. Alone for a short while, maybe
Chapter 10. The End. Wait for the applause!
Chapter 11. Aftermath