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.
The adventure has begun.
Team members have arrived with tales of long journeys, sleepless nights and the occasional lost bag. However these minor hardships evaporated when the reality of arriving in the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, kicked in. We watched the storms come and go over the Beagle Channel, named after the ship HMS Beagle during Darwin's hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America from 1826 to 1830.
Today was a day of welcoming team members and final preparation. Robert Swan was on hand to settle any nerves and for some, finally put a face to the name of the man who gathered this international group together with his infectious energy and determination.
The team settled in, stretching their legs on hikes in the mountains behind the city or doing last minute equipment shopping.
The storms came and went as we gazed out over the Beagle, rain blowing horizontally one minute only to be replaced by rainbows moments later. gering beauty here, we can only imagine what awaits us as we venture South.
Tomorrow the "Leadership on the Edge" program begins.
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...