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.

Meet the adventurer: Mike Horn on risk, polar challenges and caring for the planet

South African-born Mike Horn is a renowned professional explorer and climate change activist, whose latest adventure saw him circumnavigate the globe via the North and South Poles — with millions watching live from home.

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

CLOSED: National Geographic Traveller (UK) competition: Win an unforgettable trip to Antarctica

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Intrepid Travel to offer an incredible adventure to the wilderness of Antarctica

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?

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