Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition 2018 – calling for applicants

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Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2018 - calling for entries

Antarctic Heritage Trust announcement

The Antarctic Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that applications are now open for 2018 Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition. The expedition will attempt a 560-kilometre crossing on skis of the Greenland ice cap.

We are looking for three young New Zealanders or Australians (20-35 years) to participate.

The expedition will honour Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who made the first successful crossing of the Greenland ice cap in 1888. Nansen is regarded as an icon of polar exploration and his innovations and expeditions inspired explorers of the Antarctic heroic-era, including Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen.

We are looking for young people with an adventurous spirit, resilience and endurance to be a part of this special team. Applicants do not need to be seasoned polar explorers.

Applications close Sunday 19 November.

More information and the application form is available on our website:

View a video here:

This is a guided expedition with Borge Ousland Polar Exploration.

We are excited to offer this incredible opportunity to connect young people with the spirit of exploration.


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