The expedition will fly from the UK to Tierra del Fuego via Santiago and will then sail across the Drake Passage from Peurto Williams in Chile, to the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Area of Exploration
The expedition will establish a firm base in the region on the Loubet Coast whilst maintaining a sea base on ‘Australis’ from which forays up and down the coast can be made.
During their time in the Antarctic the team will aim to meet the following objectives:
Conduct Scientific Research & Measurements to contribute to several key science programmes of major institutions (principally linked to global climate change)
Explore remote areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, including a traverse of the Avery Plateau by man-haul as part of the science programme.
Explore previously unvisited areas of the Peninsula and make ascents of unclimbed mountains in the region.
Explore new areas of mountains that have not previously been climbed.
Having successfully completed the objectives, the team will extract from the Antarctic, once again using the yacht ‘Australis’, crossing the Drake Passage returning to Chile in late February 2012.