End of an Era: Kapitan Khlebnikov

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Quark's expediton icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov retires in March 2012 as a passenger vessel. Quark is marking the occasion with a series of remarkable itineraries and special guests.

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  • We’ll be going to the Ross Sea to see Emperors during the End of an Era program. Some past passengers will remember Frank Todd.
  • Those special moments that make each expedition unique.
  • Question you can expect – are we going to find a replacement icebreaker. Answer: there are only 4 Sorokin class icebreakers built. They are in use. Finding an icebreaker that can do what KK and her sister ships can do is very difficult.
  • No special guest – but we should have an Inuit Expedition Team member.
  • BAS used satellite imaging to take pictures of Antarctica. The guano stains of Emperor rookeries stained the snow to such an extent that the satellite images captured the locations of rookeries, known and new. Also, demonstrated that some that had existed no longer exist.
  • Sue and Doug…what more can we say.
  • End of an Era: Kapitan Khlebnikov

    1. 2. Unparalleled Access <ul><li>In the Arctic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwest Passage – isn’t clear of ice, yet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanquary Fjord – never again. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northeast Passage – Anadyr to Murmansk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circumnavigation of the Arctic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenland’s eastern coast pack ice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrangel Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site </li></ul></ul>
    2. 3. John B. Weller, Aerial View
    3. 4. Unparalleled Access <ul><li>In Antarctica: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Snow Hill Island Emperor Penguin rookery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phantom Coast and Amundsen Sea. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ross Sea. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dry Valleys. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Weddell Sea’s eastern coast. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Far Side of Antarctica. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antarctica’s Far East. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. A Proud History <ul><li>Launched November 5, 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>Kapitan Sorokin class. </li></ul><ul><li>Shallow draft escort icebreaker. </li></ul><ul><li>Home port – Vladivostok. </li></ul><ul><li>Joined the Quark fleet in 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Circumnavigated Antarctica twice. </li></ul><ul><li>16 transits of the Northwest Passage. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Keith Gunnar, Ross Sea
    6. 7. Keith Gunnar, Campbell Island
    7. 8. Frank Todd, Ross Sea
    8. 9. Peter Guttmann, Snow Hill Rookery
    9. 11. John B. Weller, Far Side Adelie
    10. 12. End of an Era <ul><li>March 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Kapitan Khlebnikov returns to escort duty in the Russian Arctic. </li></ul>
    11. 13. Your Traveling Companions <ul><li>Special Guests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew Lambert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC Film Crew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Scardina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Fretwell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doug Allan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Murray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nigel Watson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain Petr Golikov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unique itineraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwest Passage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanquary Fjord </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snow Hill Emperors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snow Hill Emperors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epic Antarctica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arctic Passage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ross Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antarctica’s Far East </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. Arctic 2010 <ul><li>Northwest Passage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 18 to August 5. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Andrew Lambert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author, The Gates of Hell. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laughton Professor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host, producer and writer of War at Sea. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrote history – more than once! </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief : </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era transit of NWP </li></ul><ul><li>Chukotka Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Arctic Archipelago </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bear, walrus, musk oxen </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin sites </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Lambert, special guest. </li></ul>
    14. 16. Arctic 2010 <ul><li>Tanquary Fjord </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 3 to 18. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BBC Film Crew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frozen Planet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raw aerial footage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behind the scenes in real time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequel to Planet Earth . </li></ul></ul>
    15. 17. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief : </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era visit to Tanquary Fjord </li></ul><ul><li>Arctic flora and fauna </li></ul><ul><li>Devon Island </li></ul><ul><li>Coburg Island </li></ul><ul><li>Grise Fjord </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Film Crew </li></ul>
    16. 18. Arctic 2010 <ul><li>Ellesmere Island and Greenland. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 16 to 31. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End of an Era calls . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qaanaq. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kane Basin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smith Sound. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back-to-back with Tanquary Fjord. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era visit to eastern Ellesmere Island </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era call at Qaanaaq, Greenland </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Greenland </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Conger </li></ul><ul><li>Dobbin Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Devon Island </li></ul><ul><li>Grise Fjord </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul>
    18. 20. Antarctica 2010-2011 <ul><li>Snow Hill Rookery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 13 to 26. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Julie Scardina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Ambassador. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental activist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal trainer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educator. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Extended stay at an Emperor Penguin rookery </li></ul><ul><li>Weddell Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctic Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>October 13 to 25, 2010 – Julie Scardina </li></ul>
    20. 22. Antarctica 2010-2011 <ul><li>Snow Hill Rookery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 25 to November 7. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peter Fretwell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BAS mapping specialist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used penguin poo to located Emperor rookeries. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Extended stay at an Emperor Penguin rookery </li></ul><ul><li>Weddell Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctic Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>October 25 to November 7, 2010 – Peter Fretwell </li></ul>
    22. 24. Antarctica 2010-2011 <ul><li>Weddell Sea & South Georgia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>November 6 to December 5. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Shackleton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedition Historian. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cousin of Sir Ernest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shackleton Triangle. </li></ul></ul>
    23. 25. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era voyage to the eastern Weddell Sea </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era voyage to South Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Elephant Island </li></ul><ul><li>South Sandwich Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctic Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Shackleton </li></ul>
    24. 26. Antarctica 2010-2011 <ul><li>Epic Antarctica </li></ul><ul><ul><li>December 3 to January 3. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doug Allan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife cinematographer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 time Emmy winner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 time BAFTA winner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sue’s husband! </li></ul></ul>
    25. 27. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica </li></ul><ul><li>Macquarie Island </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Sea – historic huts </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Allan – special guest </li></ul>
    26. 28. Arctic 2011 <ul><li>Circumnavigation of the Arctic </li></ul><ul><li>July 10 to September 13, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Two special guests </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive excursions in Murmansk and Anchorage. </li></ul><ul><li>Book the complete circumnavigation before December 15, 2009 and we fly you to Anchorage for free in Business Class. </li></ul>
    27. 29. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era circumnavigation of the Arctic </li></ul><ul><li>Wrangel Island </li></ul><ul><li>Kara Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Northeast Greenland National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Chukotka Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Two special guests </li></ul>
    28. 30. Arctic 2011 <ul><li>Northeast Passage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 4 to 24. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reindeer herders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote islands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Khlebnikov’s home waters. </li></ul></ul>
    29. 31. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief : </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era transit of the Northeast Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Chukotka Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Wrangel Island </li></ul><ul><li>New Siberian Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Severnaya Zemlya </li></ul><ul><li>Franz Josef Land </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul>
    30. 32. Arctic 2011 <ul><li>Greenland Semi-circumnavigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 4 to 24, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SIRIUS Dog Sled Patrol. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 33. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era semi-circumnavigation of Greenland </li></ul><ul><li>Spitsbergen </li></ul><ul><li>Shannon and Sabine Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Scoresbysund </li></ul><ul><li>Viking settlements </li></ul><ul><li>Southern tip of Greenland </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen </li></ul>
    32. 34. Arctic 2011 <ul><li>Arctic Passage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 22 to September 13. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Murray </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explorer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Producer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cameraman. </li></ul></ul>John Murray by Sue Flood
    33. 35. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era farewell voyage through the Arctic </li></ul><ul><li>Ilulissat – UNESCO World Heritage Site </li></ul><ul><li>Beechey Island </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to Franklin and Amundsen sites </li></ul><ul><li>Chuktoka Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>John Murray – special guest </li></ul>
    34. 36. Antarctica 2011-2012 <ul><li>Ross Sea Centennial Voyage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>November 9 to December 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nigel Watson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) </li></ul></ul>
    35. 37. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>End of an Era voyage to the Ross Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor Penguin rookeries </li></ul><ul><li>The Snares </li></ul><ul><li>Auckland Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Campbell Island </li></ul><ul><li>Mark the centennial of Amundsen and Scott’s South Pole expeditions </li></ul><ul><li>Balleny Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Macquarie Island </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>Nigel Watson – special guest </li></ul>
    36. 38. Antarctica 2011-2012 <ul><li>Antarctica’s Far East </li></ul><ul><ul><li>December 6 to January 5. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Captain Petr Golikov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Master of Kapitan Khlebnikov as an expedition vessel (1992 to 2004) </li></ul></ul>
    37. 39. <ul><li>Expedition in Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Final End of an Era voyage </li></ul><ul><li>Centennial salute to the Australasia Antarctic Expeditions </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica’s Far East </li></ul><ul><li>Heard Island </li></ul><ul><li>Kerguelen Islands </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul Island </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>Captain Petr Golikov </li></ul>

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