With the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust
One Ocean Expeditions’ commitment to education, science, culture and sharing the history of the Polar Regions is something to be very proud of. Over the last few years we have established a wide selection of youth programming such as internships with the Nunavut Arctic College, specific development programs on family departures or carrying university programs in attendance of university teachers.
In one of our youth project, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust recruited young explorers to join the Antarctic Peninsula & Mt Scott Expedition in February 2017.
The young explorers must be in good health, familiar with the use of crampons, ice-axe or had some experience with climbing ropes, a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, and between the ages of 20-30.
Beyond technical competency, a key component in selection will be the expedition applicants’ desire to inspire others to explore through their participation in this expedition. This desire must be supported by a clear and achievable outreach plan.
Simon Lucas, one of the four Kiwi explorers, created an incredibly inspiring movie around the expedtion, sharing the true spirit of adventure and exploration.
This is the second expedition we operate in conglomeration with the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. In 2015, we led the Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers Expedition. This opportunity provided a life-changing experience for three young adults to participate in a fully sponsored ski-touring crossing which followed in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps. “The inaugural Inspiring Explorers expedition retraced the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley and Tom Crean, who made the original crossing of South Georgia Island to seek help after their ship, the Endurance, was crushed by sea ice. The Inspiring Explorers story successfully reached a diverse audience through film, printed articles, social media and presentations”, recaps Nigel Watson, the Director of the Trust.
This upcoming expedition will provide a new experience with opportunities to travel in the footsteps of explorers’ – connecting our generation to polar history.