Re: Why do you want to go to Antarctica?
To experience a huge unspoiled wilderness, for sure ! It's been just over a year I've gotten well into Antarctica, all my interest stemmed from watching a Documentary about 2 years ago, called The Deep Blue, it is fantastic and I've never seen anything directed so magnificantly well. Although the most part of my new found hobbie, is all thanks to Sir David Attenborough, and then watching The March Of The Penguins. 2 years ago, I wasn't interested in Birds, Whales, Penguins, even the Antarctica, I'm 25 now, and my life long ambition / goal is to visit the Antarctica, see the unique Sunsets, listen to the silence and of course to see the Wildlife.
Sinse watching March Of The Penguins, it completely triggered off something inside of me (apologies if that sounds pathetic), that completely changed my views on alot of things in life and got me interested in the things that, not alot of people I know, are actually interested in. The way I view Antarctica, after watching so many Documentaries that I've built up in my Collection, I think of it as an unknown and very delicate 'world', that too many people 'ignore', or don't want to know anything about it. Too many people say 'it's too cold', 'you'd be mad to want to go there', 'I think that of better things to spend a few thousand pounds on rather than spend it in a below freezing climate'. It really does sadden me to hear people say things like that. I would absolutely love to get involved, some how, in the life or even just research in Antarctica. It's become some a massive passion and is a huge part of my life, I'm thinkng of ways I can achieve some future within Antarctica, such as, studying with the Open University next year, taking courses (my frst course will be Life In The Oceans), and getting some kind of education on the subject. I love it, it's so fascinating, and let's face it, although I don't know alot about Global Warming, as much as I try to learn it, it's a huge 'field' to study, but Antarctica isn't going to be there forever more, if the planet keeps polluting the way it does, it that is heart breaking for me ! My planned trip is for 2009, I'm not rich, far from it, but I will pay any amount of money to see something so unique and SO close to my heart.