Tierra del Fuego

Monday 17th February This morning we explored the large Argentinian island called Tierra del Fuego, or ‘land of fire’. Here we saw how earth movements and volcanic activity, coupled with intense glaciation have broken apart and twisted the Andes Mountains in this region. Rocks have been metamorphosed, twisted, pushed in many directions and split apart. …

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The second day of travel to meet our expedition ship saw us fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, the most southerly city on earth at 58S. This journey on Boeing 737 flying at 38,000ft took 3 hours 15 minutes. As the crow flies we left Buenos Aires and soon crossed the South Atlantic to Southern …

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Getting to the ship

To reach the ship for our Antarctic adventure we flew from Manchester to Buenos Aires via Paris a distance of 7650 miles. The journey from Paris lasted 13 hours and 20 minutes and brought home to us how vast the Atlantic Ocean is. Leaving Europe we flew southwest skirting the west coast of Africa to …

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Getting ready for departure

We are getting really excited now as our adventure approaches. We have all our cold weather clothing ready and are raring to be off.

Antarctic Expedition February 2014

An amazing adventure awaits, to the world’s most remote wilderness! We will be on an 11-day Antarctica Classic expedition focusing on the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Throughout the voyage, we will have lectures and the guides will share their knowledge of the region’s remarkable natural history, explaining about the home to some of …

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