The leading expedition cruise operator, Aurora Expeditions, is offering adventure cruise fans the chance to meet renowned adventurer Tim Jarvis, and Taronga Zoo’s Research Biologist of Marine Mammals, Dr. David Slip at an exciting new free event designed to share their passion for the ‘Great White’ continent, Antarctica, with the public.
Environmental scientist, author and adventurer, Tim Jarvis, will relive his account of his most recent expedition as he retraced the steps on Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1912/13 expedition. The modern expedition used the same clothing, equipment and starvation rations as Mawson on a journey where both of his colleagues died. The documentary made – Mawson Life and Death in Antarctica – fronted Channel 4’s highly acclaimed ‘Edge of Endurance’ series in the UK in 2007.
Expedition patrons included then Australian Prime Minister the Hon John Howard and the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton (granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton). Tim’s next expedition in 2010/11 will be to retrace polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s “double” – sailing a replica James Caird boat 1300kms across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica to South Georgia and climbing over South Georgia’s mountains in an expedition ‘The Shackleton Epic’.
Taronga Zoo’s Research Biologist of Marine Mammals, Dr. David Slip will also be in attendance at the event to bring to life the amazing natural wonders of the creatures that call this part of the world home. He will also discuss the zoo’s leopard seal research program, providing some amazing insights into these animals and the environment in which they live. Aurora Expeditions’ own expedition experts will also be on hand to answer any questions about travelling to Antarctica or any of their Antarctic expeditions.
For many years, Aurora Expeditions has been a leading travel company specialising in Antarctic and High Arctic expeditions. Over the years, the company has expanded its scope from polar exploration to include new, rarely explored destinations such as Papua New Guinea, the Kimberley and the Russian Coast. In its quest to seek destinations that push the boundaries of travel, Aurora Expeditions has purposely kept the number of participants on each departure small, allowing more intimate encounters with wildlife and cultures, and lessening its impact on the regions visited.
Along with the guidance of its experienced founders, Aurora Expeditions’ dynamic team all share a great respect for natural and cultural environments. Aurora Expeditions continues to approach expedition travel as a catalyst for making a difference in one’s life, and in the world.
This unique event will place from 6-8pm on Wednesday the 27th of October at Taronga Zoo, and is guaranteed to be an educational experience to remember. Bookings for the ‘Educational Evening’ are essential, however, as places are limited.
To reserve your seat, call Aurora Expeditions on 02 9252 1033.