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Antarctic Heritage Trust: Trip of a Lifetime

Do you have a passion for travel and meeting like-minded people?

Applications for Antarctic Heritage Trust’s 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition are now open. The Trust’s Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions connect young people with the spirit of exploration.

The Expedition in March 2020 will explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship with the opportunity to kayak in Antarctic waters. You will travel with Expedition Partner Quark Expeditions via ship from South America across the famed Drake Passage to and from Antarctica.

This Expedition offers you an incredible opportunity to embrace the spirit of exploration in the world’s most extreme environment. You will experience the spirit of the early polar explorers; a remarkable legacy the Trust cares for on behalf of humanity.

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn and develop new skills, including kayaking.
  • Connect with experts to learn about the history, science, wildlife and the environment of Antarctica.
  • Join Olympian Mike Dawson and Quark Expeditions’ guides for kayaking adventures in Antarctic waters.
  • Be challenged and get out of your comfort zone.

Applications are OPEN until midnight Monday 28 October 2019. For more information and to apply online, visit the Antarctic Heritage Trust website>

 

UC Student heading to Antartica after winning Sir Peter Blake prize

Angus Watson

 

 

 

 

Angus Watson, a UC graduate of Honours in Mechatronics Engineering has recently been awarded a Sir Peter Blake youth ambassador scholarship. Watson will use his scholarship to allow him to live in Antartica for six weeks later in the year which will provide him with the optimum opportunity to collate energy data important to the future of the frozen continent.  This is not the first scholarship that Watson has been awarded due to his interesting field of study and his qualifications.  Watson said of his research “I can’t wait to get down there. I live and breathe adventure. My passion for pushing the boundaries, while protecting our beautiful planet, is what has driven me to pursue a career dedicated to developing sustainable energy systems”. Read more here