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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