Sylvie in Antarctica

The NZ Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers Expedition 2017

Ascent of Mt Scott

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I’m Sylvie, a part-time adventurer about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. This blog will cover the lead up, execution and lessons learnt from the Expedition. It will also attempt to shed some light on how I got here and why getting up really early to smoosh bits of metal into a rock face makes me smile.

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Rock climbing at Mt Arapiles, Australia, 2016

On the 13th of February 2017 I will leave on a 2 week expedition to Antarctica with the Antarctic Heritage Trust with the aim of climbing Mt Scott and inspiring others to explore our world.

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Mt Scott, 880m

From Auckland, our team of 7 will fly to Buenos Aires and then on to Ushuaia, at the tip of the South American continent.

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In Ushuaia we will board the Akademik Ioffe and join One Ocean Expeditions, an adventure tourism company, on their journey to the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Weather permitting, we will camp on the glacier and ascend Mt Scott before heading back to Ushuia and flying home to New Zealand.