Zero Impact

Antarctica embodies the last pure wilderness on Earth. Since the early polar explorers, it has been the stage of many endeavours and a place where heroes were born. But Antarctica is also a pristine and sensible environment full of natural beauty. It is home to rare plants and animals and simple life forms have even been discovered at very high latitude.

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Human presence however can directly disturb the ecological balance. So we have an obligation to minimise our impact on the environment. For us this means separating rubbish, collecting grey water and shipping human waste back to Scott base for further treatment. We also reduce our fuel consumption where possible and try not to throw away any left-over food. Here at the Darwin glacier we leave only foot prints and take only pictures back to New Zealand.

Quick fact

We have collected over 160 liters of pee so far!

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