East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson: Shokalskiy

East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson: Shokalskiy

Mawson's Hut at Commonwealth Bay

A rare 30-day expedition in the footsteps of the legendary Australian explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson, to Commonwealth Bay and the sub-Antarctic islands

Built in 1911, Mawson's Hut at Cape Denison still stands; protected against the extreme weather the region is renowned for. Cape Denison is one of the very few ice free and readily accessible areas along the East Antarctic coastline. However when the Mertz Glacier tongue broke off in 2010 it blocked the annual movement of sea ice preventing any shipping and effectively isolating the area. Conditions in this region have been carefully monitored since and there are now opportunities to return and explore this majestic, remote coastline. Adelie penguin colonies abound

From US$15000 (30 days)

Available January

Location East Antarctica

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