NWS Nathan shares his take on the difficulties and rewards of polar travel
Travel to Antarctica and/or the Arctic is not for the faint of heart. Only the most intrepid travellers wish to experience the cold, icy, largely inhospitable Polar Regions. Although travel methods and standards are improving year on year, with such options as luxury camps and spacious suite cabins, the idea is to get off the ship and out onto the ice. The Antarctic continent is the windiest and coldest on the planet, while the Arctic’s extreme climate and rugged landscape pose dangers of their own.