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Latest Inspiring Explorers’ Updates

Find out all the latest from our Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions

Calm in the face of uncertainty

Marcus and Shauna take time to consider the adventure our group has had over the past three weeks.
March 25, 2020/by Comms

An alien environment

Over the course of our adventure, we explored many different locations along the Antarctic Peninsula and witnessed a huge range of different environments and wildlife.
March 25, 2020/by Comms

The power of nature

Laurette and Mike reflect on our first and last adventures on and around mainland Antarctica.
March 25, 2020/by Comms

How little we are

In this post, Andrew and Jaylee look back on their time in Antarctica.
March 23, 2020/by Comms

Reflections on the icy vista

We were lucky to have a beautiful clear day to paddle in the Errera Channel where we had a visit from a Minke whale circling our kayaks!
March 20, 2020/by Comms

COVID-19 Update

Antarctic Heritage Trust is liaising with New Zealand authorities and expedition operator, Quark Expeditions, in an attempt to get our Inspiring Explorers home from South America.
March 20, 2020/by Comms

Silence and Still Waters

We were lucky to have a beautiful clear day to paddle in the Errera Channel where we had a visit from a Minke whale circling our kayaks!
March 18, 2020/by Comms

First Day in Antarctica

This morning we woke up to the Antarctic Peninsula, and perfectly still water.
March 13, 2020/by Comms

Eyes on the Horizon

Yesterday we flew from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia after two nights in BA , and a full day which we spent visiting the famous cemetery where Eva Peron lies, the art gallery, and La Boca. The vibrant colours and warmth of Buenos Aires gave us a newfound energy after twelve hours travelling.
March 13, 2020/by Comms

Introducing the 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition Team

It is with much excitement that we can now announce the team that will be heading to the Antarctic Peninsula next month on our 2020 Inspiring Explorers' Expedition with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson!
February 12, 2020/by Comms

Mele & Lana on Fanimals

After arriving back home from the Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2019, Mele and Lana were excited to…
July 15, 2019/by Comms

Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition 2019

Our 2019 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula saw our largest group ever joined by New Zealand Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson.
May 28, 2019/by Comms

Drake Lake

Relatively calm waters on the Drake Passage today – as on our way to Antarctica, we’ve been fortunate to experience mild weather that is closer to the Drake Lake than the wild Drake Shake.
March 14, 2019/by Comms

Taking the Plunge

We have just explored an Antarctic volcano on Deception Island. This morning we paddled around the coast of the island, including through a choppy passage between a cliff and a high rock. The waves arose from all angles, making for such an exhilarating ride we did it twice.
March 12, 2019/by Comms

Penguin Post

Today we stepped back in time by visiting Port Lockroy, a historic site maintained by Antarctic Heritage Trust's sister Trust, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. We explored the station here, Base A, which was established in 1944.
March 12, 2019/by Comms

A Night on Ice

Last night, on a flat, snowy hilltop we made our beds. By beds, I mean digging human-sized holes in the ice and then placing a ‘bivvy bag’ with a mat, sleeping bag and liner in the hole. The view was spectacular, mountains and icebergs resting in the ocean all around us.
March 11, 2019/by Comms

Whales Ahoy

Another amazing morning in Antarctica. Today we found the whales!
March 10, 2019/by Comms

Discovering the Wonders of Antarctica

Yep, that’s an iceberg. Today we really discovered the wonders of the Antarctic!
March 8, 2019/by Comms

Almost in Antarctica!

This morning Marco and I saw a whale for about two seconds – it was brown, with a curvy fin, and we’ve had a dozen guesses at what species it could be.
March 7, 2019/by Comms

Hitting the Drake Passage

Most of us awoke in our beds to the swaying motion that indicated we had entered the Drake Passage. Notorious for its choppy seas and high swells, we are lucky enough to have only gentle rocking to prepare our sea legs with.
March 6, 2019/by Comms

Cast Off

We have cast off on the Akademik Ioffe!
March 5, 2019/by Comms

The End of the World

We have touched down in Ushuaia, and everyone is in good spirits. I'm pleased to report that we made it without any serious injuries or lost baggage! In Buenos Aires we were treated to some seriously meaty cuisine and have had ample opportunity to practise our Spanish.
March 3, 2019/by Comms

Introducing the 2019 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition Team

It is with much excitement that we can now announce the team that will be heading to the Antarctic Peninsula next month on our 2019 Inspiring Explorers' Expedition with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson!
February 11, 2019/by Comms

Trip of a Lifetime for Two Auckland Students

As part of a new partnership with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Antarctic Heritage Trust is taking two…
October 26, 2018/by Comms

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