Places I Remember with Lea Lane

Antarctica: Everything You Need To Know, From An Expedition Expert

September 14, 2021 Jason Flesher leads Antarctic expeditions for the discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, to our awesome 7th continent. He and Lea share amazing facts and extraordinary tales.. Season 1 Episode 33
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Antarctica: Everything You Need To Know, From An Expedition Expert
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Jason Flesher,  Expedition Team Leader on the discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, shares all about Antarctica, from the elements to the explorers to experiencing the wonders of the icy continent.
-- Jason tells  how he became an expedition leader, and choosing the best ships to go to Antarctica. He gives us overviews of land and underwater, and talks about camping and budgeting.
-- Lea add s a list of fascinating facts, and they discuss the Drake Passage, with the roughest waters in the world.
-- When to go, being  "snotted on by a whale," explorers including  Shackelton, the race to the South Pole in history and today, climate change, and Jason's special memory of an incredible hunt, round out the episode.
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Jason Flesher,  Expedition Team Leader on the discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, has been traveling to Antarctica for almost 30 years.

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Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, including Antarctica, written many travel books, including
Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her  on her Facebook page, Places I Remember by Lea Lane, and at her website, placesirememberlealane.com.
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Why Jason become an expedition leader
Typical expedition on a ship --why not a cruise ship?
See it from above -- and underwater
Camping on the ice
Budget matters
Unusual facts about Antarctica
The Drake Passage -- roughest waters in the world
Oddest fact of all
Sealife -- when to go
"Snotted on by a whale" and other amazing experiences
The South Pole
Earliest explorers
The tale of Shackelton and The Endurance
Race to the South Pole, including Scott and Amundson
Modern ways to get to the Pole
Climate change -- and what's being done
Jason's special memory -- an incredible hunt