The Royal Geographical Society is hosting its annual Explore Conference next weekend (13-15th November). It is an expedition and fieldwork planning weekend that attracts a range of people from well-known adventurers to academics and students. I have been a delegate and panellist for a number of years now and found it a really enjoyable conference. It is invaluable for people (especially undergraduates) wishing to access the many valium fieldwork funding opportunities that the RGS has to offer. I have always come away inspired and with plenty of ideas for fieldwork and travel. This year I am a panellist on one of the Sunday morning sessions and I would be more than happy to meet up with anyone interested in GIS and conducting fieldwork in cold environments. Full details can be found here.