Join NWS in Svalbard for a female-led and female-guided trip to the High Arctic, on board the M/S Freya. The concept for this trip, celebrating the strong women at the top of a male-dominated industry, came about last year as we were in the process of hiring our expedition team for the upcoming season. Women are still underrepresented in polar expeditions due to the majority of senior positions being held by men, making it difficult for women to advance their careers. We wanted to show what women could do!
We brought together a team of fantastic women, all more than qualified to lead a trip to Svalbard and to show you how women can kick ass in a male-dominated industry. Joining our three intrepid expedition leaders is Kate Humble, herself a strong woman who has succeeded in making a name for herself in another industry with a male bias. Kate journeyed to Svalbard with us in 2018, and has also spent time in Arctic Canada, presenting as the only female in an otherwise male team, live from the freezing tundra surrounding Churchill. Kate is passionate about climate change, has explored some of the most remote and wonderful reaches of the planet, and will be on board to talk you through her career as a television presenter, writer and traveller.
Join us on board the M/S Freya as one of just 16 women to be part of this landmark trip. Bring your sisters, mothers, daughters or friends, and celebrate what women can do at the top of the world!