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It’s been eight years but the Drake Passage is exactly how I have remembered it all these years.  The most turbulent seas in the world have madeat least  50% of us sea sick. But that didn’t stop us from getting on deck to click pictures, listening...

It has been a long day on the Drake Passage. With 45 Knot winds and 8-meter waves in the early hours, waking up this morning was a big shock for some people.   Open Ocean can be brutal for those who are not used to it, and...

Waking up with the excitement that you are heading South to Antarctica is a feeling that I will never forget. After morning briefings about logistics and time frames for boarding the ship, we started the program for the day with presentations from a few of...

It was 2009. Facebook hadn’t exploded yet, at least not in India. I asked myself “Why Antarctica?”. I had arrived in London as a student just two months earlier and my first international flight ever was to fly to the UK that year...

“It’s a dangerous business… going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to." - J.R.R. Tolkien Back in grade school, Antarctica was a curious white landmass at the bottom of...

Departing from Antarctica often leaves people feeling a blend of sadness and awe. After experiencing such a raw environment, it can be a hard prospect to adjust back to our ‘real’ lives and responsibilities. Eventually as time passes, and our focus shifts elsewhere, those intense...