If you sit glued to triple j at 11:00 am on Thursdays just to hear Dr Karl muse about everything from experimental physics and arsonist birds to testicles (apparently the left one always hangs lower, FYI), you may want to sit down because World Expeditions is giving you the opportunity to set out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the Antarctic with the man himself. Spend 12 incredible days exploring the fabled Drake Passage, marvelling at the sheer grandeur of glaciers, kayaking through sheltered waterways, hiking/snowshoeing, zodiac cruising and undertaking citizen science projects all the while chatting about coffee naps, dark matter and what happens when you really swallow chewing gum with the one and only Dr Karl (kind of puts your other travel buddies to shame doesn’t it). For those feeling extra adventurous there is an option to camp on the ice, an experience that certainly won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
The trip will take you to the northernmost part of mainland Antarctica, a place only witnessed by a handful of humans, and will be Dr Karl’s fourth expedition to the region. With his enthusiasm for science and zest for life, no one is better able to convey the excitement and wonder of it all – just imagine the campfire convos! Starting from $7950, the Antarctic trip doesn’t come cheap but can you really put a price on life experience and becoming BFF’s with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki?
To find out all of the juicy deets including travel dates, jump over to the World Expeditions website. Still not convinced? Take a peek at this vid of Dr Karl on why Antarctica is so special or take a peek at Dr Karl’s Great Moments in Science.