Antarctica Adventure Part 1
When 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