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Virtual trip to Antarctica

You are about to embark on a journey to the end of the Earth. To the highest, coldest and windiest continent on the planet, where temperatures have dropped as low as nearly -90 °C and winds rage in excess of 100 mph. Don’t let this put you off however, the Antarctic offers some of the most spectacular scenery unrivalled by anywhere else in the world. Unique, remote, hostile and yet beautiful, Antarctica is well worth a visit, so follow the links below for a virtual trip of a lifetime…….


On your trip South, you will be given certain choices to make along the way – you will have the opportunity to sail aboard BAS’ new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough, fly in the BAS Dash-7 aircraft to Rothera Research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, or fly further south in a BAS Twin Otter to Halley Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf. From Rothera you will have the chance to fly further into the field to spend time at the forward refuelling/logistics facilities at Sky-Blu and Fossil Bluff.

Next stop: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK