Almost in Antarctica!

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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,…

Hitting the Drake Passage

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MARCH 6: 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.

Cast off

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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…

The end of the world

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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…

Trip of a lifetime for two Auckland students

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…