An Anglo-Irish explorer, Ernest Shackleton acquired fame for his three expeditions to the Antarctic in the early 1900s and was an important figure in the time period now known as the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration”. This was an era of international scientific and geographical exploration – and one that is celebrated for its exceptional achievements despite […]
Glacier Bay National Park is the location of an incredible feat of natural engineering and a prime area of scientific study. Its uniqueness is due to the fact that over only a short period of 200 years, what was once a complete sheet of glacial ice, retreated – uncovering the dormant land and waters beneath. […]
Located at Mile 102, a two-hours’ drive north east of Anchorage in Alaska, is Matanuska Glacier Park. Described as one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers, Matanuska Glacier is the largest in the whole of the US that can be reached by vehicle.
Always ranking highly on travelers’ bucket lists to South America, the Galápagos Islands are a spellbinding paradise of unique, scientifically significant wildlife species and are located 620-miles (1000-km) off the coast of Ecuador.
While a myriad of countries including Greenland, Alaska, and Chile boast these dramatic geological formations, only one country can really lay claim to being the home of the fjord: Norway. A Norwegian word, fjord has become inseparably linked with Norway and the waterways themselves a national symbol. In a country whose coastline measures over 15,000 miles […]