I am both excited and nervous about next week (Thursday 9 October). I am presenting the Pole of Inaccessibility expedition to an audience at the National Maritime Museum. The museum has recently secured two important paintings from George Stubbs which date back to 1772 and Cooks voyage of discovery. The audience of scientists, explorers, museum professionals and interested parties will examine exploration from yesteryear and today – with these paintings as a focus.
My presentation will focus on the who and why of the expedition with insights into training. I will also look at Arctic exploration since the 1400’s and what drives the human race to visit such extreme climates. Relaying an expedition to people back home is particularly tough in the Arctic due to satellite coverage. I will talk through the technology that we will take with us and the importance of new technology and media to help the team tell our story while we are on the ice.
If you are keen to know more you can get your tickets here.
See you there.