The Mawson’s Hut Antarctic Expedition opened many doors for me and one of the most important was the confidence to step out of my comfort zone. I had never travelled by myself before, in actual fact I hadn’t done a real lot of travel overseas apart from the traditional Canadian trip and European trips. This was really my first solo adventure journey and what a great journey it turned out to be. Reading the Sunday papers I found an advertisement by Peregrine tours for a trip to Mach Picchu and if you wanted there was a side trip up Read more
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In 2003, I was part of an incredible adventure to Douglas Mawson’s Hut in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. Tony Mowbray, well known Australian sailor and now my very good friend planned an expedition to sail to Commonwealth bay to Mawson’s Hut in 2003/4 in his very small 43 foot fibreglass yacht. I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the five man team to go. It was an incredible journey to the coldest and windiest place on earth. My fellow team members and I suffered agonising long and freezing days steering the boat with waves constantly washing over Read more