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Mawson organising the rescue of Shackleton

02.05.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

On May 12th 1916 Sir Douglas Mawson received a telegram informing him that on that very same day a Committee was to be arranged for the rescue...

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Clean the Shores of Svalbard & Go Home as a Hero

25.04.2016 by Oceanwide Expeditions Blog

We’ve put together another Cleaning the Shores of Spitsbergen, Polar Bear Adventure after the great success of 2015. This particular Arctic cruise...

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Shackleton’s push to the South Pole

19.04.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

On February 11 1907, it was announced that Ernest Shackleton was preparing an Antarctic expedition that would leave later that year with the...

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19 Quick Photos That Show What Life’s like on Board the Cruise Ship Ortelius

14.04.2016 by Daniel Fox Blog

It’s understandable that most of your questions are going to revolve around what you can do once your Arctic or Antarctic cruise reaches its...

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Get to Know Your Ice

13.04.2016 by Daniel Fox Blog

Ice. It does everything from cooling your drink to helping to regulate the temperature of the entire planet. Let’s take a look at the ways we...

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Kayaking the Waters of Antarctica

06.04.2016 by David Thompson Customer story

The weather changes so dramatically down here that you simply cannot say, "this looks like a great day" if it is one - rather you must live in...

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Churches in Antarctica

05.04.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

'Below 40 degrees South there is no law, below 50 degrees South there is no God', goes the old adage. When faced with a storm in the turbulent...

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Amundsen’s race to the South Pole

30.03.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

Amundsen had acquired Fram from Fridtjof Nansen on the understanding it was to be involved in an expedition to the Arctic. However, before it...

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20 Reasons Why We Love a Spitsbergen Cruise (and Why You Will Too)

23.03.2016 by Daniel Fox Blog

Welcome to Spitsbergen. It’s one of the destinations we always love to visit, and we think you’ll love it too. Why? Well…

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Day and night in Antarctica

21.03.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

The abnormal day and light cycles cause great impact on humans, and scientists are using Antarctica to study its effects and how to prevent them.

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Albatross, penguin and krill research in Antarctica

18.03.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

In the Antarctic region, a great deal of research is being conducted by national Antarctic programmes including the UK’s, Australia’s and Japan’s...

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Explore Antarctica Without Leaving Your Couch

16.03.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

There are many ways to explore Antarctica from home. Check these great resources to discover the White Continent without leaving your couch.

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Antarctic krill: Antarctica's Superfood

12.03.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

The size of a paper clip, pink, krill is a shrimp-like crustacean that does not look like much. Without them, though, the Earth marine ecosystems...

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The Southern Cross’s party lands on Antarctica

08.03.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

Charles Bernnachi’s lifelong dream of exploring Antarctica came to fruition on December 30 1898 when the Southern Cross, led by Borchgrevink,...

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A Rare Convergence of Possibilities - Crossing the Drake Passage

04.03.2016 by Alan Keller Customer story

During an unusually calm crossing of the Drake Passage Andrew - the Expedition Leader - asked the Captain if it was possible to do a zodiac cruise....

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Bernacchi and the first Antarctic winter-over expedition

01.03.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

Louis Charles Bernacchi was a member of the first expedition to winter on the Antarctic continent led by Carsten Borchgrevink, a man who was...

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The Emperor Penguin of the Drake Passage

29.02.2016 by Bruce Robinson Blog

There are certain moments in life when a series of events combine to create an experience that is both unexpected and unforgettable. These are...

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The first woman and female scientists in Antarctica

25.02.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

The twentieth century in Antarctica began with several exploration and research expeditions wintering on the ice. However, no woman played any...

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PLA31-16 Trip log | Antarctica, Whale Watching

29.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

The activities for the morning included both a zodiac cruise in the bay area and a landing at the Antarctic continent itself, this point being...

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PLA30-16 Trip log | Polar Circle, Antarctica

18.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

After lunch there was time for a bit of a siesta or time to enjoy the views from the outer decks before Ali invited us back to the Lounge for...

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OTL31-16 Trip log | Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

11.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

The ship left the dock at 18.00 and once the formalities were over we were able to enjoy the scenic magnificence of the Beagle Channel. There...

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PLA29-16 Trip Log | Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and Antarctica

09.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

It was then time for the lines to be dropped and Plancius moved away from the pier to head out into the Beagle Channel. At 18:45 we convened...

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OTL30-16 Trip log | Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

29.02.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

It wasn’t long before we were gathered together - firstly in the lecture room and then in the bar for a variety of briefings and introductions....

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OTL29-16 Trip log | The Antarctic Peninsula

23.02.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

The ship left the dock at 18.00 and went past a large, Argentinian sailing ship. Once the formalities were over we were able to enjoy the stormy...

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