100 days till antarctica
Travel to Antarctica
The small sailboat will leave in Ushuaia on February 1. Our experienced skipper will take the small crew of 8, including myself, via the Beagle channel, into the Drake Passage on our way to below 65 degrees south, into Antarctica! Pretty proud that our impact on the environment is pretty low, as we’ll sail most of the trip. An adjusting in comfort as well, most probably…
I will celebrate my next birthday (nope, not telling) on Petermanns Island. I’ll have 3000 Gentoo Penguins at my party!
One of the projects I’m thinking about is to publish a book – with pictures, of course – when I get back. The fragility of our ecosystems being the theme of my recent work, that’ll probably be the idea behind it. I might consider doing my first Kickstarter project ever, to get that started. Stay tuned.
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If you know of outdoor brands that can support me out there or camera brands that like to test their equipment under rather cold conditions, I’d be happy to meet them! And of course, keep an eye on the blog. The book and the campaign to fund it will be part of my discussions over the next months.
Koen Blanquart is a strategy consultant, journalist, and author.
Wanderlust is one of his driving factors, and he shares his travels here on Boarding Today. Koen is also the skipper of SV Bagabonda, a sailing vessel making a slow circumvention of the globe..
Koen recently published a book on how to manage a remote team: The Suitcase Office.