2041 – A number worth mentioning!

Hey folks,

It’s your man on the ground in Ushuaia, yep still here looking for my passage to the illusive continent. Everyday I am meeting people that have worked in Antarctica, knows someone working there, someone that has just got back from the continent, or someone who has just paid the last minute price of US$4000 for their 11 day cruise to Antarctica.

But today I met two Antarctic bound guys here in Hostel Antarctica that are worthy of a mention, and an organisation that is doing wonderful amazing things for the frozen continent. The two fellas are Jelle from Holland who studied Industrial Ecology and Tom a journalist from England. They are about to embark on a 2 week journey with the 2041 expedition, organised by the passionate Antarctic explorer and protector, Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both the North and South Poles.

The Antarctic treaty was first signed in 1959, to protect it’s natural resources from drilling and mining, and the year 2041 is when that treaty is up. Swans 2041 organisation is about the education of the next generation about climate change and use of sustainable energy so that there will be no need for Antarctica’s abundant untapped resources to be exploited. I have spent the last 3 hours on the 2041 website, Robert has also just released his 2041 book, can’t wait to get my hands on it. Go to the 2041 website and check it out.