The group travelled to and from Antarctica onboard the 117-metre vessel One Ocean Navigator, which is owned and operated by expedition partner One Ocean Expeditions. The Inspiring Explorers’ initiative is about encouraging young people to connect with Antarctica’s history and the spirit of exploration.
Mt Scott is named after Captain Robert Falcon Scott whose Antarctic legacy the Trust cares for. “All of our participants will be working hard to share the story of their Antarctic adventure both online and in person – we hope this inspires other Kiwis to make the most of exploring this fantastic world we live in,” says Nigel Watson.
Isobel describes the feeling of seeing Antarctica for the first time, “It’s like another world…it’s so different to anything I’ve ever seen. [I was imagining] coming through there in a little wooden boat, like Shackleton…their faces probably looked like mine – except more weathered!”