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An Antarctic midwinter tradition includes chiseling a hole into the three metre thick sea ice. Each expeditioner braves the icy, frigid waters (with safety ropes and doctor nearby) to baptise their head as an offering to the Antarctic gods.
As you can imagine the swim is followed promptly by squeaky voices, high pitched screams and vast profanity. This year was no different.