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Expedition Blog

2041 was founded by polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.

IAE 80° South

From December 4th-12th, 2016, Robert Swan will lead an exclusive International team to the Union Glacier basecamp. The base is situated at 80 degrees south, 600 miles from the South Pole. Follow along on their expeidtion as we post updates including voice messages and stills from Antarctica.

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The IAE 80 Team Shares their Experience

Listen below as we hear from two members of the IAE 80 team, Charulata Somal & Wendy Gediman on Day 4 of the expedition in the Antarctic Wilderness. 

The team skied 8km with their camping gear, away from Union Glacier, to camp under the stars and continue testing the renewable energy technology. 

We encourage you to share the messages so we can spread the news, please use #ClimateForce for any content related to the project.

Wendy Gediman on Day 4 

Charulata Somal on Day 4

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Word from our Chief Engineer - Peter Tonkes

Peter Tonkes, the teams Chief Engineer gives a few words from the teams sustainibility camp on Day 3 of the expedition. Listen in below or hear all of the audio updates in one place at our soundcloud page.

"A message of a sustainble future using a blend of energy sources has been welcomed by the various expeditions passing through as we describe our work to them." - Peter

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Day Two at Union Glacier

IAE 80 Expedition Update on day two from the Climate Force team who are currently camped at Union Glacier, Antarctica.

Listen in as Barney tells us how the testing of the clean, renewable technology is going so far as well as whats in store for the next few days of the expedition.

We encourage you to share the messages so we can spread the news, please use #ClimateForce for any content related to the project.

Listen to Barney's message on day two of the expedition. Watch the video here. Or listen below.

 

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Arriving to Union Glacier at 80° South

The IAE 80 team has arrived safely at Union Glacier at 80° South in Antarctica. Listen to Robs phone update about the current conditions and the flight across to the last great wilderness, Antarctica. This week the team will be working very hard testing all of the renewable technology in the harsh conditions of Antarctica. 

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Departing Punta Arenas

This is the final update from Rob & the rest of the IAE 80 South team before they drop off the map.

Keep posted via our Facebook and here on our expedition blog. Communications from the Antarctic are limited to voice and perhaps some still photos. Keep posted here & our website for updates from the last great wilderness, Antarctica. Forwards as Ever. #climateforce

Listen below to Rob's phone message from Punta Arenas, Chile. Watch the video here.

 

 

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