Antarctica: Travel to the edge of the world

Gin Wigmore, Claudia Batten and photographer Jane Ussher were among the New Zealanders lucky enough to explore the frozen continent.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Scott Base, TEDx brought its first event to Antarctica. And the hand-picked line-up of adventurers, astronauts and entrepreneurs didn’t just bring ‘ideas worth spreading’ to the far-flung continent – they also took some time out to explore the area.

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Photographs: Anthony Powell © Antarctica New Zealand (2017), Jeanine Foster © Antarctica New Zealand (2017) and TEDXSCOTTBASE

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Scott Base seen from the pressure ridges.

TEDx speakers are visited by a local Weddell seal in front of Scott Base.

Very happy TEDx ScottBase speakers land in Antarctica.

Kiwi singer Gin Wigmore kitting out in her extreme cold weather clothing at Antarctica New Zealand.

Gin Wigmore, guitarist Dave Goodison and Antarctica NZ’s communications general manager Jeanine Foster.

Adventurer Ashlan Cousteau joined New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher in documenting the historic Discovery Hut.

Speakers begin their walking tour of local surroundings at Scott Base.

Entrepreneur Claudia Batten.

Scott Base with Mt Erebus in the background.

Gin Wigmore speaks with LC130 pilots as they fly over the continent.

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