N-ice work for Midlothian scientist David

Prof David Sugden is to carry out research in the antarctic, here he is with a map of the area he will be staying in.
Prof David Sugden is to carry out research in the antarctic, here he is with a map of the area he will be staying in.

Lasswade scientist David Sugden is showing no signs of slowing down as he enters his seventies.

Busy planning his 17th expedition to Antarctica, the married father-of-three is hoping to uncover clues about sea level changes during the pioneering project .

Throughout the eight-week challenge, David (70), of Kevock Road, will face penetrating winds and temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius, as he leads a crew of top researchers in a quest to determine whether the West Antarctic ice sheet played a role in rising sea levels between the ice ages.

Read full story in the December 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.