2022 – November Summit

In November, the Trust’s second Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit for 2022 saw a group of 20 students, aged 11-14, from around New Zealand experience a weekend of exploration in Christchurch.

The Summit was delivered in partnership with William Pike Challenge, and is supported by the US Embassy and Consulate in New Zealand.

The students experienced an Antarctic storm, and met huskies and penguins at the International Antarctic Centre and learned about life at New Zealand and US Antarctic stations from the team at Antarctica New Zealand, and US Antarctic Program winter team member Sarah Bouckoms (who had just returned from the South Pole). They also learned about the transport logistics of getting to Antarctica from the New Zealand Defence Force, including a very special tour of a Royal New Zealand Air Force C130 Hercules.

The Young Inspiring Explorers Summit is supported by The Embassy of the United States of America, International Antarctic Centre and Antarctica New Zealand.

Antarctica New Zealand