The 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition team will travel to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard a Quark Expeditions vessel, the Ocean Endeavour. They will experience the challenges and rewards of kayaking through pristine playgrounds of whales and seals, navigating between icebergs, and exploring glaciers, penguin colonies and historic explorer bases, including those the Trust is helping its sister trust, UKAHT, to restore.
This expedition offers the young explorers a chance to push themselves, to connect with experts, and learn about Antarctica’s history, science, wildlife, and environment, as well as the legacy of exploration in Antarctica. Participants will push their own limits and experience that same spirit of exploration of the early polar explorers—a remarkable legacy the Trust cares for on behalf of all humanity.
Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson joins the team for a second year as a kayaking mentor and inspiring New Zealander.
Two students and a teacher join the expedition from Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, in Auckland, New Zealand as part of a partnership with the Trust.
The Trust will also continue the Inspiring Explorers Official Supporters’ programme, which will see some of the Trust’s close supporters joining the team on the ship as full fare paying passengers to be part of the Inspiring Explorers experience.