Time Magazine (Aug 29, 2011) – “Go With The Floe” – In this week’s issue, Environmental reporter Sean Gregory includes an interview with Go South Adventures founder, Troy Glennon, on his perspective of how climate change has affected the adventure travel industry. The article is also accompanied by one of Troy’s photos illustrating the effect of Global Warming in Antarctica.
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This was our last day in the Antarctic Peninsula, our last day in a surreal dream world of sculpted ice and amazing creatures. In the morning we sail with the Plancius through the beautiful Neumayer Channel and make one last zodiac cruise between the Melchior islands, before we head back into the Drake passage. We have heard that Humpback whales have been sighted.
Antarctic Camping with the Mv Plancius is indeed a one-of-a-kind opportunity, not to be missed by those looking to forgo a nights comfort on the ship for unique experience. What started out as Antarctic camping became another great adventure. Step 1 – find a flat spot, Step 2 – keep looking for a flat spot (the first one you found was an ice sink hole).
Antarctica has a special designation as a place for “Peace and Science”. So far, peace is one of Antarctica’s most impressive feats and Antarctic science has provided important research data regarding global climate conditions that affects us all. And thanks to the extra hard work of Ukrainian researchers, Antarctic vodka is a drink to be savored…much like place itself.
Wow, its so calm…and quiet. Once again the Antarctic exceeds my expectations of freezing white and bitter cold. I have never been more enchanted by the many colors of gray (sky, rocks, water, whales). After a comprehensive briefing on kayak safety, most of us beginners, we were excited and a little nervous to brave these chilly waters. For us kayakers, Dorian Bay did not disappoint…
Hola Travelers, we survived the Drake Passage and have spotted land on the west side of the Antarctic Penninsula. Everyone is very excited to do our 2 landings on solid ground today at Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour to see the Gentoo Penguin colonies. Penguins are both interesting and hilarious to watch.