Antarctica Adventure Part 1

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ja1When he’s not hard at work, Lincolnshire-based businessman Jon Allerton loves to travel the world. You won’t, though, find him lazing on some foreign beach or shopping in a state-of-the-art mall. No, Jon likes to explore places that are a little different, like his latest trip to Antarctica. An adventure that would last nearly four weeks.

 Because he would be crossing to the southern hemisphere, he knew the weather would be similar to our winter- between 2 and 10 degrees centigrade, sometimes windy but dry. Warm enough to set free huge icebergs from the frozen continent.

 YJA tracked Jon down, shortly after his return to the UK. Hollie, a Year 6, at Burgh School, will be publishing a series of articles based on Jon’s account of his journey to the most remote, lonely and desolate place on earth.


Jon’s long journey involved flying south from London to the Spanish capital Madrid, followed by a 13-hour flight southwest, across the Atlantic Ocean to Buenos Aries, the capital of Argentina. Then a shorter 3½ hour flight south to the port of Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, where he would be able to buy essential equipment and meet his fellow passengers- people who had come from all over the world to experience a never-to-be-forgotten voyage to cross the Antarctic Circle!

Look out for my second article coming soon: ‘Antarctica Adventure Part 2: Ushuaia’


Hollie, Year 6

Burgh School




4 Responses to Antarctica Adventure Part 1

  1. Jack techi boy March 11, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    wow very interesting; can’t wait to read about part 2

  2. admin March 13, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Can’t wait to follow Jon on his way to Antarctica, Hollie. I hope he had time to recover from his long flights before setting sail for the Falklands.
    I’m looking forward to hearing about the wildlife and how the famous explorers like Scott and Shackleton dealt with the extreme conditions.

    YJA Senior Editor

  3. Emily March 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Well done Hollie for your AMAZING article and thank you for your comment on ‘High Hopes for Hockey’. It has made me more confident with my YJA work and I can’t wait to read part 2!!

  4. Emily March 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Amazing article. You have got into the YJA team and have proved that you deserve it. AMAZING work! You should be very proud of yourself and so I can’t wait to read part 2 of the adventure. Great job there.