Sam Vincent gets that shrinking feeling on a dip to prove his polar credentials.
To the uninitiated, cruising may appear a one-dimensional kind of holiday, floating on the seas somewhere exotic with many people, eating too much and sunbathing with a cocktail in hand.
The crew of the Alexandra Shackleton arrived at King Haakon Bay, South Georgia early in the morning on 4 February (AEDT) completing the first leg of their expedition.
SIX British and Australian adventurers are about to recreate one of the greatest journeys of human survival.
This adventurer fears the unknown, but explores it anyway - even if it means going unsupported to the South Pole.
From 3000 metres, Lissa Christopher views the frozen continent on a flight-seeing tour - and she's home for dinner.
When you've got leopard seals that could come up at any point, it's good to know someone is keeping an eye on things.
With two and a bit days of crossing the Drake Passage, it was a sublime way to be introduced to Antarctica.