Leave no trace: exploring the fragile frontiers of Antarctica and South Georgia

The Southern Ocean’s islands and coasts are one of Earth’s truly wild places — a fragile realm watched over by scientists and conservationists. Board an eco-friendly expedition ship to experience this frozen frontier at the ends of the earth.

Felicity Aston on the power of polar regions to teach vital conservation lessons

Wonder and science intersect on an expedition to Earth’s frozen poles, says the polar explorer. Each trip offers unique challenges that have the power to teach vital lessons — not just about the human spirit, but about our role in protecting the planet.  

What does the future hold for the polar regions? Q&A with explorer Felicity Aston

The explorer and former climate scientist reflects on the fragile, frozen environments at the ends of the earth and the challenges they continue to face.

Antarctica: Polar swimming

Black ash dusts enormous glaciers rising from the shingled beach. It’s -4C, the peak of Antarctic summer, and light snow is falling from the sky

Tourism in Antarctica: what does it mean for the world's last great wilderness?

Tourism in Antarctica is set to increase. But what does this mean for the world's last great wilderness?

Antarctica: Polar plunge

Come on in — the water's freezing in the Southern Ocean, but a polar plunge is a rite of passage for cruise visitors to the white continent

Antarctica: Forever searching for Snow Hill Island

This remote, mysterious and isolated realm of the emperor penguin is just one of a succession of high points on a jubilant foray into the icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula

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