Found out a few days I ago I was not only a finalist but won the 2012 Outdoor Photographer of the Year Award in the Spirit of Adventure Category. The photograph was taken in Antarctica of Mountain climbers nearing the summit in rapidly deteriorating weather. Hard to see on the jpeg but there are two large sea birds right of frame.
you have an extraordinary body of work!
... I am interested in what and how much gear you are carrying into these challenging environments.
It was photographed from the deck of the Ocean Nova with a 300mm F2.8L IS lens at F7.1 1/2500th of a second hand held with the Canon 1DMKIV.
If you check the link to his blog, there's details of the camera/lens set-up used