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.

International Antarctic Expedition 2016

The International Antarctic Expedition 2016 will be an exhilarating and unpredictable adventure, and a life-changing experience for the international group of men and women joining Robert Swan and the 2041 Team to the last great wilderness on earth. The following itinerary outlines a typical daily program you can expect on a 2041 Expedition, with examples of Antarctic locations and sights we may visit along the way.

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We're ready to begin - IAE Expedition Update

Preparations continue, anticipation builds, we’re ready for our teams arrival tomorrow and then it will all begin.


The Beagle welcomed us to the day with a mesmerizing display of color, as the sunrise painted the newly snow covered mountains a brillaint gold amongst the purple haze.

A great introduction to dramatic landscapes, but nothing like what is yet to come... Make sure you follow this blog to see the stunning Antarctic landscapes and find out what our team gets up to on the ice as we explore the land of ice..

Stay tuned for more.

Here is a little taster from last year, just a small sample of what is still to come..


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Awaiting the Team


Breaching through the clouds the water-way below us is revealed, it starts to look like it might be our landing strip as we continue to drop towards it. This is how the Beagle Channel reveals itself to us as we descend towards Ushuaia, finally landing at the airport, we have made it... 

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We are Getting Ready for IAE 2016!


Greetings Explorers!

Our HQ Team has finally slept off the holiday “food coma” and we are going full speed ahead in “Expedition mode,” as we prepare for our 2016 International Antarctic Expedition. We couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming journey with all of you. Our program this year will be bigger and better than ever, and will include an additional day in Antarctica. Our team is looking forward to exploring and being in the last great wilderness with you.

Our program of world-class speakers is taking shape and we can’t wait to announce our lecture series for this year, and our efforts to create “champions” continues again this year with an incredible group of participants from around the world. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in Ushuaia in less than 60 days from now...Welcome Aboard!

Robert Swan, OBE

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