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Oxonian on mission to Antarctica

Oxonian on mission to Antarctica

first_imgA graduate student from Linacre College has been selected to take part in a climate change expedition to Antarctica.Aaron Holdway, originally from Nova Scotia in Canada, will be joining climate change experts, students and corporate leaders from 15 different countries in order to experience the effects of climate change and spread the word about safeguarding the environmentThe International Antarctic Treaty Expedition, set up by explorer Robert Swan, has set out this year for the ninth time. The participants sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina, on Wednesday, and their expedition will span 2 weeks, in which they will be visiting parts of the coast and various islands, in temperatures as low as -15°C.Mr Holdway said of his journey, “It’s a bit clichéd to refer to the experience of a lifetime, but if anything is, it’s this. I mean, seriously: Antarctica?! It feels like I’m going to the moon.”last_img read more