"It is a very remote and inhospitable region. It was visited briefly in 1961 by American scientists but no one had returned until this season when Julian Scott and Rob Bingham and colleagues from the British Antarctic survey spent 97 days camping on the flat, white ice. At times, the temperature got down to minus 30C and strong winds made work impossible. When the weather improved, the researchers spent most of their time driving skidoos across the flat, featureless ice. 'We drove skidoos over it for something like 2,500km each and we didn't see a single piece of topography.'" - 'Antarctic glaciers surge to ocean' on BBC website, Martin Redfern, 26 Feb 2008.