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.
Embarkation & the Drake Passage
The Expedition kicked off with a flurry of action with the team departing South to the bottom of Patagonia, Ushuaia. Once the Beagle Channel was in sight, people's tiredness was soon replaced with sheer excitement. Converging cultures, expertise's, & ambitions meld together with the hope to find new horizons and ideas off the map. Together, with common cause and active solutions we will return home with a fresh perspective on how to strengthen our stories and visions looking into the future.
After being briefed, and preparing ourselves for open ocean, we now venture South through the black waters of the Drake passage. Onboard the ship, Ocean Endeavor, the weather has granted us smooth conditions through the most savage seas of the world. Only the Whales, albatrosses, and seasoned staff know what this ocean is capable of and remind the team to enjoy the smooth waters whilst they last.
Tomorrow we will set our eyes on the Antarctic Peninsula for the first time. The real adventure begins!!!!