Blog 6 | Final Thoughts
one of the most challenging environments
Antarctica is without doubt one of the most challenging environments in the world to work in and this trip has brought home its unpredictable nature. Despite our many efforts and numerous changes of plan, we were unable to reach all of our historic sites due to the weather conditions and encroaching sea ice. It’s hard to imagine what it would have been like in these conditions for those early explorers and scientists stationed here for months and years on end with little to no communication with the outside world.Photos of sea ice formation and Port Lockroy locked in by ice.
Once gone, it's lost forever
We achieved our aims at our Port Lockroy and Damoy historic sites and in the spirit of our heroic ancestors, helped to keep our Antarctic heritage alive. The stories of exploration and discovery connected with these sites are fascinating but there is a clear feeling that once gone, they are lost forever. I feel very strongly that it should be preserved for future generations to enjoy, in the same way that I have been able to do so.Photos by Robin Perry in 1958 whilst stationed at Base W, Detaille Island.
get us back on track
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on our charity, but with your help we can continue to protect Antarctica and its heritage. If you would like to make a difference, please donate now to get us back on track. I feel very honoured to have been part of this Antarctic adventure and like all explorers, I am now looking forward to getting home and seeing my loved ones.Donate now to get us back on track