New UKAHT Christmas Advent Calendar
With Christmas fast approaching, the UKAHT have created a digital advent calendar to mark the season. From 1st December, a new image will be released everyday to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.
New films for Port Lockroy and Deception Island
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the release of two new films introducing two of the most important and charismatic sites in Antarctica; Port Lockroy and Deception Island.
Port Lockroy film
Filmed by AGB films, who also made the BBC Natural World’s ‘Penguin Post Office’ documentary, Port Lockroy ‘Base A’, Antarctica introduces the history of Port Lockroy as well as offering a taster of what visitors to the historic site can see today. Featuring footage shot from the 2013/14 season, as well as archival images, this introduction to Port Lockroy gives an insight into why Base ‘A’ remains the most visited historic site in Antarctica.
Whaler’s Bay Deception Island film
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust has also produced a film for Whaler’s Bay in Deception Island. With its varied history and remains this site is notoriously challenging for visitors to interpret. The film ‘Whalers Bay Deception Island: A Brief History’ provides an overview of this fascinating and historically important part of Antarctica and provides a useful means of interpretation of the site. Created by Kirk Watson, the film uses rare archival footage as well as more recent images to bring the story of Whalers Bay to life.
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust has produced these films as informative guides to be screened to cruise-ship passengers before they visit Port Lockroy and Deception Island. As a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), UKAHT uses these films as part of its commitment to promoting responsible tourism in Antarctica.
Both of these films are now available on YouTube through the links found on our website here, with additional subtitled versions of the Deception Island briefing film in English, French, German, Mandarin, Norwegian and Spanish.