Irish Led Expedition to Antarctica Circle 66 Degrees south, To swim and land at various locations along the peninsula.
Challenge yourself to make a difference and raise awareness for Lewis Pugh's Antarctica 2020 campaign to have two sea areas designated as Marine protection areas and Un-Envoirmental action plans against Plastic in our Oceans
All swimmer abilities welcome.
Non swimming supporters also very welcome.
Be inspired to become an ambassdor in your country
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Remembering Edward Bransfield project has two basic aims: to raise awareness of Edward Bransfield both locally and internationally and to raise funding to place a monument to expedition leader, Edward Bransfield in his birthplace of Ballinacurra, Cork in January 2020 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his achievement of making the first sighting of the Antarctic continent. It will be the first monument anywhere in the world to commemorate Bransfield and his pioneering expedition.
Edward Bransfield, the Irish-born navigator, is credited with making the first confirmed sighting and maps of the Antarctic coastline 200 years ago. It was a discovery which began the era of Antarctic exploration later made famous by the exploits of Ross, Crozier, Borchgrevink, Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton and others.