After 2 expeditions to Antarctica I still haven’t fully been able to process this experience. I do know that I have a newfound appreciation for the polar regions and a desire to keep exploring and learning about our planet. Before I depart for my 3rd and final expedition and close out the Antarctic season, I will leave you with this image (one of my favorites) from the Antarctic mainland of Neko Harbour. The view from this lookout is absolutely spectacular and breathtaking.
Geometric shapes left by an old whaling station at Whaler’s Bay on Deception Island. The last time we landed at Deception Island, we faced 20 knot winds and relentless snowfall to give you an idea of how quickly things can change down in Antarctica.
Ice rules the world down in Antarctica. If you could speak to Shackleton or anyone on his Trans-Antarctic expedition in 1914, he could tell you all about it. I highly recommend the book, Endurance; it is truly one of the most remarkable stories about survival and had me in tears by the end of it.