BBC Radio contributor Dr Karl to escort polar voyage to Antarctica

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World Expeditions launched an exclusive Antarctic voyage with long-standing BBC Radio 5 Live collaborator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

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The Antarctic Cruise, which will run from 24 November until 5 December of 2019, will be 12 days of adventure in the frigid region. And who better to lead the way, than Dr Karl (real name: Karl Kruszelnicki), a long-standing regular collaborator of the phone-in Up All Night radio show and science aficionado.

This will be the fourth time World Expeditions teams up with Dr Karl, who in the past has escorted trips to the Galapagos and Madagascar, while his upcoming tour to Mongolia in July 2018 has been fully booked months in advance.

Commenting on his upcoming voyage to Antarctica – the fourth to the frozen continent – Dr Karl said: “I’m excited to explore parts of the Antarctic I haven’t yet visited. On my previous visits, I was amazed to see my first iceberg and seeing hints of blue ice. There’s this frigid continent in front of you and a whole different bunch of things that you have never seen before and will not see anywhere else in the world!”

The popular science communicator and commentator, who describes himself as ‘an answer waiting for a question’ is the author of more than 40 books, the recipient of the Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University, while in 2012 he had a one-of-a-kind achievement – to have an asteroid named in his honour.

The trip promises nothing but the polar experience of a lifetime. In addition to a variety of informal, onboard lectures with Dr Karl – as well as other specialist expedition leaders and experts – the voyage includes a number of optional activities such as camping on ice, kayaking through sheltered waterways, snowshoeing on remote shorelines and climbing Antarctic glaciers, all at no extra cost. Free photography workshops will also be available, to help guests capture Antarctica’s natural beauty to best effect.

“Antarctica is a part of the world that makes you marvel at every turn”

From World Expeditions, its UK manager, Gordon Steer, said: “We are delighted to have Dr Karl on board this very special trip. Antarctica is a part of the world that makes you marvel at every turn, whether you participate in one of the activities on offer or simply enjoy the surreal landscapes. It is a rare opportunity to experience the continent’s famous wilderness and wildlife whilst travelling alongside the brilliant mind of Dr Karl.”

For more information on the trip, bookings agents may visit or call 0800 0744 135.

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