International Antarctic Expedition 2014 to set out on March 8

Feb 05 2014, 15:59 IST
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Five Indians to Explore Antarctic with 2041 Five Indians to Explore Antarctic with 2041
SummaryFive Indians to Explore Antarctic with 2041

on earth, Antarctica is currently protected by a treaty prohibiting drilling and mining until 2041. Decision made by today’s youth will impact our entire planet’s ecosystem and future of the life on earth.”

He further added, “It is our mission to build on this by informing, engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, be sustainable, and know that now is the time for action in policy development, sustainable business generation and future technologies.”

The Antarctic continent is one of the most remote, inhospitable environments on earth. Harsh and inaccessible, covered by over five million square miles of solid ice, it is the world’s highest, driest coldest and windswept continent. The lowest recorded temperature in Antarctica was -89 Celsius. No place on earth provides a more demanding environment to face the ultimate leadership challenge. Here the Inspire Antarctic Expedition (IAE) programme focuses on leadership, teamwork and personal development.

The team would cruise through the historic Drake Passage which has stimulated the imagination of mankind since Sir Francis Drake inadvertently circumnavigated it in 1580. Sometimes misty and grey, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable - a milestone in any adventurer’s personal travel history.

Other islands the team would visit are; Cuverville Island, Neko Harbour, Paradise Harbour, The Lemaire Channel, Camping in the Antarctic, King George Island.

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