EX­PLOR­ING THE WHITE CON­TI­NENT

With APT Com­pany Owner, Ge­off McGeary

Australian Geographic - - Contents -

In early Fe­bru­ary of last year I ven­tured to the stun­ning, white con­ti­nent for the tripof-a-life­time. The wild ter­rain of Antarc­tica is in­com­pa­ra­ble to any­where else I have ever been, and I was taken aback by the sheer scale of its tow­er­ing glaciers, vast icy land­scapes and sur­real re­mote­ness.

As a cor­ner of the planet sel­dom trav­elled to, it was awe-in­spir­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence the daz­zling sun­light break­ing over iri­des­cent ice­bergs and to see the enor­mous ice shelves and un­touched moun­tains of this breath­tak­ing re­gion.

The frozen and un­per­turbed ex­panses of Antarc­tica are home to the most unique ar­ray of wildlife on the planet, from pen­guin colonies, Antarc­tic fur seals and the loung­ing ele­phant seal, to the im­pres­sive hump­back and minke whales.

It’s hard to find words that ad­e­quately de­scribe the as­tound­ing beauty of this de­serted mass of ice.

Ge­off McGeary OAM APT COM­PANY OWNER

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