Entries by nzaht

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Almost in Antarctica!

March 7 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. The weather has taken a turn – the waves have become bigger, wilder, crashing over the bow and sending the boat […]

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Cast off

5 March 2019 We have cast off on the Akademik Ioffe! This morning we spent a few hours getting some fresh air by exploring Ushuaia, its hilly streets and bright murals. Feeling refuelled and ready to head South, we made our way to the Port where our docked One Ocean Expeditions vessel awaited – the […]

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The end of the world

4 March 2019 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. The flight into Tierra del […]

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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 […]