Challenging Habitat

Looking back to the start of Antarctic Quest 21

Simon Newton’s short film of the start of the expedition is now available. See it here!

snow sampling tubes for metal analysis

Antarctic Quest 21 – Team Science

As Antarctic Quest 21 draws to a close, the science team find time to send some video footage of what they have been doing.

View of Forbidden Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Antarctic Quest 21 Science Reaches out to Schools with LikeToBe

It was such fun to do this webinar for school kids from different ages and I was truly astonished what well-considered and pertinent questions I was asked. Well done, all of you! There was one question I couldn’t… Read More

An Expedition beset by Gruelling Weather Conditions…

The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition I’m supporting as scientific advisor has been beset by most arduous weather conditions – storms alternating with snow blizzards and zero visibility… Nevertheless, the team are in good spirit and ingenious in repairing… Read More

Expedition team using Satellite Communication by AST during the Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition

Our Online Carbon Footprint

The awareness of the carbon footprint of IT and online activity is increasing as a result of media reports, for example thought-provoking articles by the Royal Society, BBC Future and Carbonbrief.org However, ready-to-use carbon footprint calculators, including the… Read More

Cat Cameron following careful procedure to take snow samples for metal analysis by scientists at the University of Plymouth, UK

Metals in the Snow

Oh no (I hear you say) please, not another new story of contamination and its dreadful consequences! And yet…

Snow accumulation pole at basecamp, Portal Point, installed on 15 Dec 2021. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Snowfall on the Antarctic Peninsula

It snows on the Antarctic Peninsula. (Still :))

Alone with the Elements!

As eight explorers turn their backs to the departing ship, they know that for the next six weeks, the team are totally self-reliant.

Marine traffic between Terra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Quest 21 Started!

If you have been travelling abroad at all in the past 12 months, you may be able to imagine the ‘fun’ of getting 8 people from UK, Sweden and the USA to Buenos Aires and from there to… Read More

Antarctic Quest 21 is on its Way

I have the feeling that the Antarctic Quest 21 team just sneaked out of the country before more stringent ‘omicron’-related restrictions made it even more difficult to get this expedition on its way.

This is Why….

…we need to know in more detail how solid Earth responds to the massive ice loss we are facing on Antarctica as a result of climate change:

Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition Route

The expedition team are departing London Heathrow for Buenos Aires on Friday, 10th December 2021 and will board Polar Latitude‘s SeaVenture in Ushuaia a couple of days later. Then it’s across Drakes Passage and onto the Antarctic Peninsula… Read More