Just returned from an amazing southern journey to the Ross Sea, Antarctica. This year had a twist though; we broke the furthest south a vessel has ever navigated on earth.
Furthest South by ship ever – MV The World, Bay of Whales, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. 78°43•997´S, 28 Jan 2017. ©Rob Suisted /EYOS Expeditions / MV The World.
Capt Dag H. Saevik, Master of MV The World, and Rob McCallum, concentrating on furthest south record.
Rob Suisted did an interview with Radio New Zealand, via satellite from the Ross Sea. The full interview:
Other noteworthy experiences included seeing Ross Seals (the least seen seal on the planet, and the first seen by Rob in 18 trips south), and an abundance of Emperor Penguins on the pack ice this year.
Rarely seen Ross Seal, Antarctica ©Rob Suisted
Emperor Penguins ©Rob Suisted
Rob Suisted was assistant expedition leader onboard MV The World, the world’s largest private yacht, working with expedition leader Rob McCallum of EYOS Expeditions (who specialise in creating cutting edge expeditions around the world). You can see a few of Rob’s tweets relating to the voyage here. Or, have a look at Rob Suisted’s extensive Antarctica photo library.
Smoko time. Rob Suisted enjoying a break from driving zodiacs amongst pack ice, Ross Sea, Antarctica
This just in from Wilderness Magazine. Nice to be recognised by these folks. Thank you.
Rob Suisted interview with Wilderness Magazine, click to read
Had a few covers of Wilderness to date: