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Inspire!2004 general

  1. 1. Donovan Baney  South Africa Mpumi Tshabalala South Africa Lisa Winn Australia  Daryl Wilson South Africa  Franky Poelaert Belgium Glen Riffel  South Africa  Antoine Azar Belgium  Colin Forrest South Africa  Cindy Lee China Amanda Hobbs South Africa   Thong Luu China  Ki Sung Jung South Korea Alphe Zhang  China  Ana Martinez de Orense Spain  Agustinus Gunadharma  Indonesia  Vanessa Gibson UK Christian Wiegele Italy  Nick Collins UK  Sandra Mori Italy  Humphrey Singer  UK  Chiharu Toda  Japan  Scott Williamson USA Naohiro Yoshizawa Japan  Drew Stuyvenberg  USA Tomoyuki Nakamura Japan  John Egan USA  Alison Sykora  New Zealand  Kate Krebs USA  Andrey Volkov Russia  Scott Vitters USA  Barend Pretorius South Africa Mark Davis USA  Clinton Rodgers South Africa Jeff Foote USA  Robert Swan Robert Swan will lead this mission Peter Malcolm logistical, and ship Garry Evans Garry is Liaison Officer with the RAE Seton Bailey He ghost wrote the National Geographic Article on the expedition with Robert Swan. Adrian Cross special interest in the creation of the Educational out reach post on King George Island. Geordie McClelland Coordination 42 Coke and Bottler places confirmed Expedition leaders team
  2. 2. Via Frankfurt Buenos Aires Brussels Ushuaïa Antarctica 31 Jan/1 Feb: Depart country of origin and fly to Buenos Aires (BA) 2 Feb: Arrive BA. 3 Feb: 0530 Flight to Ushuaia. Leadership & Team building Development work begins 4 Feb: Flight by Dash 7 Charter aircraft across Drake Passage to King George Island, South Shetlands Antarctica (weather permitting) 4-8 Feb: Living in 'Recycled Base Camp' near Bellingshausen Russian Base, preparing Education Hut, assist evaluating solid and liquid waste in tanks, & assessing installing specific sustainable systems in Russian Base 8 Feb evening/night: Russian ship 'Grigoriy Mikheev' picks up whole Team from KGI 8-13 Feb: Antarctic Peninsula Voyage on 'Mikheev' 8-13 Feb: Antarctic Peninsula expedition -itinerary will change on a day-to-day basis for weather, ice conditions and Mission Objectives 13 Feb: Pickup Garry Evans and any Expedition equipment needed to return to Ushuaia 13-16 Feb: Cross Drake Passage by sea. Post Expedition Planning 16 Feb: AM arrive into Ushuaia port, Final De-briefings. 1443 Flight Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, onward International Flights for those needing to and who can travel that night, otherwise one night in Argenta Towers Hotel, BA 17/18 Feb: Transfers to International Airport and fly back to country of Origin
  3. 3. Bru BA USH BA Bru Feb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 KGI Ant Penins Drake Weather : Amundsen-Scott base)
  4. 4. Gray-Headed Albatross Emperor Penguin Family Courting Wanderers
  5. 5. Feature Penguin:Adelie Population: 2.5 million pairs Location: Antarctic region Size: About 30 inches tall Weight: 11 pounds Diet: Fish, krill, & other small crustaceans Nests: Circle mounds of small stones
  6. 6. The ‘Grigoriy Mikheev’ is a modern and comfortable research vessel of the Hydrographic Institute of St. Petersburg. Built in 1990 in Finland, and designed as an ice-strengthened vessel, the ship is now under long-term contract by Oceanwide Expeditions. Converted in the Netherlands for passenger use, the vessel is ideally suited to expedition cruising. She has a range of 70 days independent operation and is ISM certified. The vessel is strongly built of steel with an ice-strengthened hull, perfect for the polar seas. She is manned by an enthusiastic Russian crew of around 20, all highly experienced in ice navigation. Russian captains are recognised experts in polar navigation. All our international expedition leaders and lecturers are highly knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment. The 'Grigoriy Mikheev' has a large bridge (where you are almost always welcome) and good open deck-viewing areas. She carries a full complement of Zodiac craft, excellent for landings and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise in-accessible areas. xcellent cuisine, prepared by international chefs, is served in the dining room, which also acts as the lecture room. Other public areas include a lounge and bar, small library, infirmary, and sauna.
  7. 7. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant. You almost always welcome on the bridge. Splendid views