GGS Antarctica 2009

Angie Halas
Year 10. Well, standing (or huddling in a group) realising that there is no one else there, being hundreds of kilometres away from civilisation. And the silence. That’ll be nice. You could have silence in a lot of places but to say you have been to Anta
Ben Johnston
Year 12. I want to go to gain experience of seeing the effects of global warming first hand, also to contribute to my Timbertop experience. I want to achieve leadership and team work skills that will help me out in later life. I also want to go on this tr
Camilla More
Year 10. I want to go to Antarctica to experience an adventure in one of the most pristine places in the world.
Eilish Costelloe
Year 11. I want to go to Antarctica because it is something different. Antarctica is the unknown, the beautiful, the rare, the dangerous, Antarctica is an adventure like no other and to be a part of it will be the most amazing experience in which I still
Eric Philips
Eric is the owner of Icetrek Expeditions. He has skied numerous times to both poles and has completed major ski expeditions on the world's four largest icecaps. This is Eric's eighth North Pole season.
Jack Macaulay
Year 12. For me, this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something daring, challenging and adventurous in a place so rarely visited. Antarctica seems to me the ‘final frontier’ on earth, one of the few places that hasn’t been compromised
James Calvert-Jones
Year 10. I want to go to Antarctica because it is so out of the ordinary. This is such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and everything is so different to what you would expect to see out in the world that we live in. Not only being in Antarctica with all
Justin Robinson
Lachy Robertson
Year 10. Antarctica is one of the few wildernesses left in the world. It is a place yet to be tamed and it is for that, that I want to go there. From Antarctica I cannot by law take anything home but my memories and that in itself is a prize of its own.
Max Cameron
Year 10. The opportunity of travelling to Antarctica and being a member of an expedition is one I could never have knocked back. The opportunity for adventure. The opportunity for hardship within a team. And the opportunity for memories that will last for
Namo Visudhipol
Year 12. To gain experience which will effect my future decision making to enhance my learning experience about global warming and the world.
Nathan Dabkowski
Year 10. Antarctica has long been thought of as one of the last untouched places on Earth. This is changing. Our actions are affecting the one place we thought was untouched. One of the main reasons I want to go to Antarctica is because of the environmen
Nick Fletcher
Year 10. I want to go to Antarctica because of the adventure and to go where others haven’t been. I want the experience of sailing the Drake Passage and having fun getting there. I have been so lucky to have been picked to go on this trip it’s a once-
Nina Frielink
Year 12. When first hearing about such an amazing expedition it was hard to believe that i had a chance to be a part of it. Now, months after the gruelling interviews, we are almost ready to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s not only th
Nina Hanni
Year 11. I think I’ll put my answer like this. If I had a bucket list of all the things I wanted to do, going to Antarctica would be there. To answer otherwise is hard. It has got everything I love within the one trip, snow, cold, sea and another thing
Stephen Pearce