Port Lockroy & Cruising the Peninsula

Dec 15, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


Today we visited Port Lockroy, a British research station built in 1944 as part of the secret Operation Tabarin, a large-scale effort to occupy the Antarctic Peninsula during World War II. Restored in 1996 by Antarctic Heritage Trust, these buildings stand as a testament to a dramatic time and provide insight into what it would have been like to live and work at a mid-century Antarctic base. In the afternoon, we celebrated the end of our time on the Antarctic Peninsula with a barbeque and polar plunge.

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Rab Cummings

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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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