We recently arrived on the west coast of Greenland to support WWF with their “Last Ice Area, Sailing to Siku” expedition. Siku (pronounced See-koo) is the Inuit word for sea ice! Over the coming weeks we’ll be working our way north, then heading over to Ellesmere and Bafin Islands. This project aims to draw attention to the area in the Arctic that climate models predict will hold the last remnants of summer sea ice in years to come. We will have a rotating complement of WWF staff, scientists and journalists aboard as we sail as far north as the ice will allow.
This southern summer we jumped aboard Spirit of Sydney to run trips to the Antarctic Peninsula and Patagonia, Chile. We welcomed a lot of great people aboard over the season; some interested in seeing the stunning scenery and wildlife, others seeking adventure in the mountains or paddling up the seemingly endless fiords by sea kayak. […]
This summer Mary Williams, from Wairarapa College in Masterton, New Zealand, was the inaugural recipient of an Ice Navigators scholarship. This scholarship was set up to send a local student from Grant’s hometown high school to Antarctica with the award winning environmental education organization Students on Ice. We received some amazing help from the Wairarapa […]