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.

South Bound & Down


This morning, the team set their eyes on the raw landscape of the far north peninsular. A land that has never seen war, that is near untouched by modern development, and where wildlife still roam free from the fear of man. 

A melting pot of backstories, and expectations soon fade into perspective under the sheer scale and pristine detail of Antarctica. Exploring fur seal coated shorelines and standing side-by-side with yakking colonies of penguins, has left many of the participants with a sheer “words will not do justice” mindset.


The reality of experiencing this place has left many stunned and in awe, but between muted disbelieve- dialogues and narratives for sustainable development and conservation ring through the program and shared activities. How can we make this experience something that propels change back in the ‘real’ world?  What motions and incentives can lead to a better way for development? These questions, asked within the backdrop of Antarctica, will lead to co-created solutions and measurable actions plans that will lead forward many years into the future. 

Settling into the third night on the ship, the team is sinking into the routine of managing the dynamic realities of the Polar conditions. The possibilities of tomorrow lay in the minds of the sleeping ship.



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  • Guest
    Jim Rubin Santa Fe Friday, 10 March 2017

    Thank you, Robert. Enjoyed listening to you last summer, and am enjoying the photos and blog.

  • Guest
    Shruti Bhargava Thursday, 09 March 2017

    This is so exciting and enthralling. Given a chance I would want to be a part of the expedition next year :)
    All the very best to the adventurers out there. Bring back great experiences and memories.
    Hi to my friend, who's a part of the team for the expedition happening this year - 'Abhishek Gurung' :)
    I am so proud to be a part of this journey , from far. :)

  • Guest
    a mother Thursday, 09 March 2017

    just watch the photo here, i am exciting and lookong forward to, so i think the young gays there could not sleep all the 24 hours day!

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