Polar explorer Duncan Carse sets up camp on the remote island of South Georgia, about 1,000 miles off the southeastern tip of South America. Carse, who had helped map the island in the 1950s, hoped to stay there -- all alone -- for 18 months and do scientific research. His plan went awry in May when much of his gear was swept away by high waves; he was rescued in September by a passing ship.
Carse also worked for the BBC before and after his expedition. The photo is from 1949, when Carse was the main character's voice on the radio drama "Dick Barton, Special Agent."
Watch "Survival in Limbo" (BBC documentary):
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* "An experiment in loneliness" (New Scientist, September 22, 1950): @
* "The Forgotten Man of the Atlantic" (2007 article from The Guardian newspaper): @
* 2004 obituary from The Times newspaper: @
* Obituary from The Telegraph newspaper: @
* South Georgia map: @
* South Georgia government website: @