CELEBRATING THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMUNDSEN’S SUCCESSFUL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE
|Today marks the 105th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s successful attainment of the South Pole. This was a long sought-after goal during the Heroic Era of polar exploration, and it took considerable fortitude, perseverance, determination, a team of hardy sled dogs – and some luck – to make it happen.
Traveling to Antarctica is starkly different today, and your clients can explore the Southern Ocean in comfort aboard the 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit. On this anniversary, we take the occasion to remind you of an exceptional opportunity for your clients to discover not only the Antarctic continent, but South Georgia and the Falkland Islands as well.
Your clients will enjoy the Falkland’s charming capital city of Stanley and outer islands alive with birds; South Georgia’s staggering array of wildlife – seals, penguins and albatross – as well as the whaling heritage of Grytviken and a celebration of Shackleton’s legendary exploits; and finally the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula – an abundance of marine mammals and penguin colonies set amidst magnificent glacial and mountain scenery.