Inspiring Explorers

Connecting young people with Antarctica's history and the spirit of exploration.

Credit: Scott Polar Research Institute

Inspiring Explorers' Expedition 2019
Antarctic Peninsula

This year's Inspiring Explorers will learn about the history, science, wildlife, environment and legacy of exploration in Antarctica with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson. Participants will discover the spirit of exploration in the world’s most extreme environment and experience the spirit of the early polar explorers; a remarkable legacy the Trust cares for on behalf of humanity.

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Greenland ice cap

The Inspiring Explorers made their way 560KM across Greenland, in an expedition honouring Norwegian Explorer Fridtjof Nansen's first crossing of the ice cap in 1888. 

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Inspiring Explorers' expedition 2017
Antarctic peninsula & mt scott

In February 2017 the Inspiring Explorers' team travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula where they successfully ascended Mt Scott.

Meet our Expedition Members


Discover the original Antarctic expeditions and modern images of exploration.

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Educational Resources

Resources for students, teachers, historians and anyone interested in the history of Antarctic exploration.

still life
inside the antarctic huts of scott and shackleton

The Trust has enjoyed considerable success with Still Life: Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton, the book by photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Executive Director. The Trust has also turned that partnership into an inspiring exhibition of the same name

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