BBC Horizon: Antarctica - ice station rescue

A BBC Horizon documentary, which aired 7 June 2017, shows film maker Natalie Hewit spending 3 months in Antarctica as the team at Halley VI attempt to move its base 23km on the ice.

The world's most extreme moving job

Dubbed the world's most extreme moving job, Britain's Antarctic research base, Halley VI, was moved due to the base's proximity to a ginormous crevasse, which threatened to separate Halley from the rest of the continent, setting the £28 million base adrift on a massive iceberg.

Strainstall's specialist extreme temperature load shackles

Strainstall is extremely proud to have supported the Halley Antarctic ice station relocation project, providing its extreme temperature load shackles with wireless technology to deliver vital load monitoring information during the relocation, ensuring the safe towing of the base.

BBC Horizon: Antarctica - ice station rescue

You can still watch the documentary, available for 30 days on the BBC iPlayer. There is also more information on the BBC Horizon programme page, as well as further video clips about the project.

NB: Image thumbnail copyright of the BBC

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