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Flexibility is key!

Day 9  – 10 January 2023 The day began with a plan to visit an Adélie penguin colony, but the weather wasn’t cooperative. Instead, we went out with the science team for a Zodiac cruise around Gerard Bay to drop a…

Plan E for Echo

Day 6 – 07 January 2023 A message from the tannoy announcing the fifth potential landing site nicely sums up the weather in the early part of today. Shifting ice at Orne Harbour (off the Gerlache Strait) blocked any…

Antarctica Ahoy!

Day 4 – 05 January 2023 Today was a day of milestones for most of us. During the night we had crossed into Antarctic waters (South of 60°)! We awoke to a much smoother sailing than yesterday with seabird and marine…

Rocking the Drake’s Passage

Day 3 – 04 January 2023 Today, we woke up in the famous Drake Passage. While some of us had chosen to take seasickness medication the night before in preparation for the fearsome crossing, others decided to wait and…

To the end of the world….

Day 2 – 03 January 2022 This morning the alarm went off definitely too early for the explorers due to our first meeting at 2.30am in the main hall of the beautiful Hilton hotel in Puerto Madero. After a much needed…

Reunion in Buenos Aires

Day 1 – 02 January 2023 The first day of our journey saw us, 14 students and two staff from the University of St. Andrews, come from all over the world, from the UK, the US and even close by Sao Paulo, to Buenos Aires.…

We’re back to Antarctica in 2023!

Polar greetings! After almost three years of Covid-19-induced absence St Andrews students and staff will return to Antarctica for learning, observing, immersing and experiencing Terra Australis Incognita up close and…