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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

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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