Entries by nzaht

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 Year 13 students kayaking in Antarctica with a kiwi Olympian. Mele Fetu’u and Lana Kiddie-Vai will be on the Trust’s fourth Inspiring Explorers’ expedition in early 2019. The team will travel to the Antarctic Peninsula from South America […]

Reflecting on an epic Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition

They battled hurricane conditions, heavy snowfalls and illness, but the six-person Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition reached the finish line of their 560-kilometre crossing of the Greenland ice cap almost a month after they set off. They made the journey on skis while pulling 60-kilogram supply sleds behind them. Antarctic Heritage Trust selected four […]

Walking across a blank canvas…

After some time for reflection following the completion the mammoth crossing of the Greenland ice cap, we caught up with Brando Yelavich to get his perspective on the expedition, the biggest challenges he faced, and what he learned about himself through the experience… What was your favourite part of the trip? My favourite part was […]

Skiing down a sea of clouds

After some time for reflection following the completion the mammoth crossing of the Greenland ice cap, we caught up with Bridget Kruger to hear her perspective on the expedition, the biggest challenges she faced, and what she learned about herself through the experience… What was your favourite part of the trip? My most awe-inspiring moment […]

Outside my comfort zone

After some time for reflection following the completion the mammoth crossing of the Greenland ice cap, we caught up with Hollie Woodhouse to hear her perspective on the expedition, the biggest challenges she faced, and what she learned about herself through the experience… What was your favourite part of the trip? The last day was […]

Following in Nansen’s footsteps…

After some time for reflection following the completion the mammoth crossing of the Greenland ice cap, we caught up with Keith Parsons to get his perspective on the expedition, the biggest challenges he faced, and what he learned about himself through the experience… What was your favourite part of the trip? Just being in Greenland. […]

Thank you!

The Inspiring Explorers team has safely made it home and are now taking some time to reflect on the massive achievement of completing the epic 560km crossing of the Greenland ice cap. We want to take a moment to acknowledge everyone who contributed to the success of this expedition. A huge thank you to our expedition partners Kathmandu, for their support […]

They’ve done it!

They’ve battled hurricane conditions, heavy snowfalls and illness, but the 6-person Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition has reached the finish line of their 560-kilometre crossing of the Greenland ice cap. They made the journey on skis while pulling 60-kilogram supply sleds behind them. The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust selected four young explorers for […]

Hugs and tears

From Nigel: Woke up after a short sleep. 60km or so to go to the end. Fine weather greeted us. We started at 10am. A possible polar bear sighting had us on edge but it thankfully turned out to be an illusion. We skied on with the British team we had met earlier. We continued […]

Between cleanliness and survival

After nearly a month on the ice, we can safely say the Inspiring Explorers are going to be looking forward to a hot shower. In his account of the first crossing of Greenland, Nansen described the sight of the men, as they fought their way across the interior of the ice cap. “We were a […]