National Geographic : 1987 Apr
Merciless winds in the Ross Sea spit spray onto the ice-coated Southern Quest, the team's support ship. True to Scott's route, the ship called at Cardiff,Wales; Cape Town, South Africa; and Lyttelton, New Zealand, before arrivingat CapeEvans. Swan became interested in Antarcticawhile studying ancient history at the University of Durham in England.Working with the BritishAntarctic Survey, he met Roger Mear, one of Britain's foremost mountaineers. Together they hatchedthe idea for the expedition, teaming up with CanadianGarethWood, a mountaineeringinstructor.