The Drake Passage, Cape Horn & Ushuaia

Dec 07, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer


We were blessed with calm seas for our second day crossing the Drake Passage to our home port of Ushuaia, Argentina. Escorted by sea birds we sailed north until we saw the outline of Cape Horn emerge out of the mist and rain. For hundreds of years the cape has been a welcome sight for sailors emerging from the Southern Ocean and we were thrilled to be part of this long tradition. Were we really in Antarctica? Indeed we were…. 

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Rab Cummings

Expedition Leader

Born near Seattle, Washington, Rab enjoyed a highly unconventional childhood as the son of a veterinary science professor. He spent his youth paddling canoes through Canada’s hinterlands, deepening his love and understanding of the natural world. After earning a degree in natural resource management from the University of Montana, Rab focused his efforts on natural history education. 

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