Meet the cold cut crew

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Opinion -

There was a tra­di­tion on Antarc­tic ships called the win­ter mad­ness where you’d shave all your hair off.

It’s so strange, given that your hair keeps you warm, to cut it off in the mid­dle of win­ter in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

Glas­gow-born ge­ol­o­gist James Wordie was one of three sci­en­tists. His hair is growing back, so my guess is that the photo dates from about July 1915.

Green­street and Thomas Orde-Lees be­hind him have hats, prob­a­bly to keep their heads warm un­til their hair grows back.

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