Re: Emailing Antarctica
Hi psr, good to hear from you again. No there is no "age of Antarctic consent", but Antarctica is not really a child-friendly continent at the moment.
Ships that visit are geared towards adults and there are few children who accomapny those adults, in fact as far as I know there are no child-friendly facilities at all, it's either "like it or lump it" as far as kids are concerned - fit in with the adults or... well - fit in with the adults.
I wouldn't really advise anyone under the age of about 14 to consider going to Antarctica as they would be pretty dependent on their accompanying adult (with the resultant effects on that adult).
However, I am in negotiation (in a longer term perspective) with a more child-friendly approach to Antarctica - still the older age group though. Any trip means being away from home travelling internationally for 10 days or more.