DATE

Nov. 5, 2020

DAYS

12

HOST CITY

Ushuaia

DESTINATION

Antarctica

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Antarctica Adventure

The history of our planet has lasted billions of years, and the reality of climate change has the power to radically reshape our future. The need for massive action to combat this issue has never been more important. In partnership with 2041 and ClimateForce, we will be journeying back to Antarctica on a special expedition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the human discovery of Antarctica by an Imperial Russian Navy expedition. Join our team on this special voyage that equips leaders with the resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.

Why Explore Antarctica with TEP?

Renown Polar Explorers, Robert Swan & Barney Swan

  • Thirty-three years ago a young Robert Swan was standing at the South Pole after skiing for 70 days and 900 miles. Robert had just completed the longest unassisted march in human history.  During the expedition Robert’s eyes and face were severely damaged. When he returned home he learned that NASA had discovered a hole in the ozone layer. 

    While Robert recovered from his wounds the moment never escaped him. He went on to start the 2041 Mission, dedicating his life to the preservation of Antarctica and the environment through the promotion of sustainability practices.

  • In January 2018, Robert’s son Barney became the first person in history to walk to the South Pole powered entirely by renewable energy. Over the course of the 60-day expedition they encountered an Antarctica that was melting beneath their feet. It was here that Robert and Barney knew they needed to increase the effort to protect the planet.

The Mission Heads South!

  • In November 2020, we will reunite with Robert & Barney Swan and renew focus on this strategic hotspot of climate change – the Antarctic. Aligning our vision and passions, the mission is to use adventure as a vehicle to preserve our planet. It is important that we go to Antarctica and observe the changes that are happening so that we ensure that we can return home and become advocates for this last great wilderness on earth!

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ClimateForce: Antarctica 2020

  • Why Explore Antarctica with TEP?

    Thirty-three years ago a young Robert Swan was standing at the South Pole after skiing for 70 days and 900 miles. Robert had just completed the longest unassisted march in human history. During the expedition Robert’s eyes and face were severely damaged. When he returned home he learned that NASA had discovered a hole in the ozone layer.

    While Robert recovered from his wounds the moment never escaped him. He went on to start the 2041 Mission, dedicating his life to the preservation of Antarctica and the environment through the promotion of sustainability practices.

    In January 2018, Robert’s son Barney became the first person in history to walk to the South Pole powered entirely by renewable energy. Over the course of the 60-day expedition they encountered an Antarctica that was melting beneath their feet. It was here that Robert and Barney knew they needed to increase the effort to protect the planet.

  • Antarctica Adventure

    The history of our planet has lasted billions of years, and the reality of climate change has the power to radically reshape our future. The need for massive action to combat this issue has never been more important. In partnership with 2041 ClimateForce, we will be journeying back to Antarctica on a special expedition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the human discovery of Antarctica by an Imperial Russian Navy expedition. Join our team on this special voyage that equips leaders with the resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.

  • Adventure Highlights

    • Journey to the last great wilderness on Earth with Robert Swan, one of the world’s greatest living explorers, and the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles.

    • Explore Antarctica with Barney Swan, the first person in history to walk to the South Pole, powered entirely by renewable energy.

    • Venture to the bottom of the world as you follow in the footsteps of some of the bravest explorers in history.

    • Observe the massive icebergs and glaciers while viewing the abundance of Antarctic wildlife including whales, penguins, and seals as we cruise through the icy waters in Zodiac boats.

    • Make a continental landing and set foot on the pristine landscape of Antarctica.

    • Explore the magnificent 7th Continent as you hike up the icy landscape alongside resident penguins.

    • Travel through Neptune’s Bellows and step into the deep-rooted whaling history of the famed Deception Island as you witness the volcanic formations around you.

    • Feel the exhilaration as you leap into the sub-freezing waters during the world famous Polar Plunge.

  • Expedition Details

    • Countries: Argentina & Antarctica

    • Host City: Ushuaia, Argentina

    • Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights

    • Accommodations: 2 Nights Hotel / 9 Nights Ship Cabin

    • Adventure Activities: Trekking, Zodiac Cruising, Kayaking, Snow Shoeing, & Polar Plunge

    • Adventure Activity Level: Moderate*

    • Trip Activity Level: Moderate*

    *Please refer to our Trip Activity Level Guide or speak to one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 to determine if this is the right trip for you.

  • Expedition Itinerary

    Daily Itinerary Overview

    (Days 1 – 7)

     

    DAY 1 – Ushuaia

    Welcome to Ushuaia! This port city and adventure hub will be our point of disembarkation. Join us on our welcome orientation and meet your fellow explorers.

    DAY 2 – Ushuaia

    In the morning, we tour the city and the storied prison of this former penal colony which is followed by several important briefings and an equipment check. Afterwards, the advent of our Expedition is upon us as Robert & Barney Swan mesmerize us with their tales of polar exploration

    DAY 3 – Set Sail for Antarctica

    As you travel through the Beagle Channel, observe the picturesque glaciers and rocky isles. While adjusting to life at sea, ponder the importance of our mission to save the planet from climate change.

    DAY 4 – Drake Passage

    The Drake Passage is the gateway to Antarctica. As we sail through, you’ll have the opportunity to “turn the horn” while listening to tales of Robert Swan’s Antarctic exploration. Enjoy the splendors of our world-class ship as we make our way to Antarctica.

    DAY 5 – Drake Passage

    The last pristine landscape on Earth awaits your arrival. Growing ever close to your destination, think back to the great explorers of history as you follow in their footsteps. Be on the lookout for wildlife, icebergs, and the first citing of this ice-covered continent.

    DAY 6 – Crystal Sound, Fish Islands, & Prospect Point

    We’ve finally made it to Antarctica! Journey to our first destination, Crystal Sound. This location is purely stunning with its ice-covered water and untouched aura. Next, we’ll stop at near the Fish Islands known for their colonies of penguins and interesting wildlife. Finally, head to Prospect Point for incredible views of the landscape.

    DAY 7 – South of the Circle & The Gullet

    Today, we head south. For a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, we look to cross the Antarctic Circle. Peaks rise out of the ice as we travel through the narrow channel called The Gullet. Truly magnificent backdrops surround you. Be on the lookout for Antarctic wildlife. Consider the journey we’ve embarked on, following in the path of the world’s greatest Antarctic explorers.

    You can obtain a complete detailed ClimateForce: Antarctica 2020 itinerary by clicking HERE.

  • Expedition Start Date

    • Official Start Date: November 5, 2020

    • Official End Date: November 16, 2020

    To learn more, please CONTACT US!
  • Expedition Pricing

    Prices are Per Person/Berth in USD / Double Occupancy Cabins & Hotels

    Twin Porthole Cabin – $16,250

    Twin Window Cabin – $16,900

    Superior Twin Cabin – $17,495

    Platinum Twin Cabin – $18,495

    Executive Twin Cabin – $18,895

    Single Supplement

    All rooms are double occupancy. If you would like to book a single room (2 berths) for one person, then you will be charged 1.75 times the individual room rate.

    Flights

    Pricing is from Ushuaia to Ushuaia and does NOT include international flights to Ushuaia.

    For the Terms & Conditions and Payment Policy of the ClimateForce: Antarctica 2020 expedition please click HERE.

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  • The Ship

    The Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica traveler.

    The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140 meters she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even a pool.

    All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges.

    All private cabins are stylish appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size and are designed with either portholes or windows.

    Daily shore landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and other Antarctic wonders are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.

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