We are delighted to officially release this short film ‘Mt Scott – An Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula’ made by Inspiring Explorer Simon Lucas.
Inspiring Explorers aims to connect young people with Antarctica's history and the spirit of exploration. Simon’s film shares the story of four young Kiwi explorers who travel to Antarctica to attempt a guided ascent of Mt Scott - named for early polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Simon, along with William Pike, Sylvie Admore and Isobel Ewing all faced their own challenges in their quest to reach the summit. The team travelled with partner One Ocean Expeditions.
Simon Lucas has a Science degree (Zoology) and a Post-graduate diploma in Wildlife Management from the University of Otago. He was part of a team that made a 1500km canoe trip through the Canadian and Alaskan wilderness, which resulted in an award-winning documentary ‘Paddle for the North’. This short film won five international awards and was a part of three international film tours. Simon has skills in shooting film, editing and promotion, especially in the digital space. He is experienced in the alpine environment with hunting and hiking and is a qualified dive master. Simon has travelled extensively through Europe, North America and South America and recently returned from a trip to the Zambesi River in Africa on which he is making a documentary about the threats it faces.