The last four years I have been traveling a lot. I have witnessed the beauty of our planet at many places, the purity, the vastness, the fragility.
At each of those places I heard people talking about unusual weather phenomenons. “We have never had this before,” is what they told me, over and over again.
I have come to realize, I have come to see, things are changing.
Polar traveler Dixie Dansercoer made an exhibition about the deep impressions the polar regions made on him, about his concerns for these places, about their changes. As we speak this exhibition is traveling around the globe.
Right now he’s planning an expedition to Antarctica. 6000 km’s all around Antarctica, following the wind. He’s planning on using kites to sail over the ice, to use the wind to travel farther than anybody has ever done on the continent.
He invited me to come with him.
As many of you know I have always been passionate about the polar regions. When I was 12 I read a book about Amundsen and his discovery of the South-Pole. He became my idol as a young boy. I had always hoped I would be able to do something on the Antarctic continent a 100 years later. Guess what, next year it will be 100 years ago Amundsen and Scott raced to the Sout-Pole.
Could I possibly say no to this new project?
It is with an enormous amount of enthusiasm I’m looking at this new challenge, a lot of gratitude that I have been invited to be part of this, a lot dedication to make it all happen.