Petermann Island

Jan 21, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer

Our landing this morning at Petermann Island felt very ‘Antarctic’ and resembled a winter wonderland for penguins. While snow fell heavily we had plenty of time to roam the rookeries and watch gentoo penguin parents go about their main task at this time of year, keeping their fast-growing chicks protected and well-fed. After another fine lunch we were treated to a very interesting presentation from our Global Perspectives Guest Speaker, Jamling Tenzing Norgay. Jamling is an author, accomplished mountain guide, and the son of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who made the first successful summit attempt of Mount Everest (Chomolongma) together with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.

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Andrew Peacock

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school there, Andrew spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he was introduced to rock climbing. Taking up this new activity with a passion, he began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his medical skills in Nepal and India where he has since led numerous treks. After documenting his experiences there on slide film, Andrew began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library, and thus began a ‘sideline career’ using the creative side of his brain.

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