“In Antarctica time stops, and you are fully living in the moment.”
On my first trip south to Antarctica in 2004, I instantly became infected with the common bug known as “ice in the veins.” Since then I have been back down 8 times, to even include an Antarctic winter, and have followed in the footsteps of both Shackleton and Mawson. I began my travels south as a Marine Scientist for both the American and Australian Antarctic Programs and eventually took my father on a trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula aboard the M/V Ushuaia. It not only far exceeded both our expectations, but brought the life and spirit back into my father.
I have travelled to all 7 continents and nothing compares to the southern-most realm. Antarctica is unsurpassed in its wild beauty boasting more shades of white and blue than you ever thought existed, and a plethora of unique and abundant wildlife, and exciting history. To me it feels like the final frontier of Earth, and the last pristine and untouched place. At the same time it is awe-inspiring, it is also very humbling. Ultimately, Antarctica is a place that will change you and stay with you forever.