Antarctica Ahoy?

by Mridula on July 11, 2012

in Antarctica,Travel,Videos

You might wonder why I have put a question mark after Ahoy? I will tell you the tale if you bear with me. It started at Baiguney with Club Mahindra’s conClay. I heard Dr. Priya Venkatesh talk about her expedotion to Antarctica with 2041. I was hooked.

So I decided to apply for the 2013 expedition with Sir Robert Swan and guess what? I got accepted. That is part A. And if you are wondering why is Sir Swan’s expedition called 2041 it is because in that year the no drilling, no mining Antarctica treaty is coming up for review. Watch this video and lets move to part B.

This is the Inspire Antarctica Expedition video for 2013.

The part B is the tough one, I need to raise 22,000 dollars as the expedition fee, the air fare to Argentina (the start point of the expedition) and the gear required for the expedition. So my head is reeling. If I clear part B I get to visit Antarctica! That is part C.

But see what a way I found to get my head out of Everest Base Camp!

I am heading off for a small trek this Saturday and I would be back later in the week. After that I have to get my reeling head around fund raising. And I am going to ask each and every one of you to help me.

Stay tuned for more.

Update 1: Thank you Meena for liking the new theme but it has messed up my customization :( Thank you all for the support and ideas that you gave me in the comments. Keep the coming. I am off to Uttarakhand and will be back later in the week. After that I am going to work on making this trip happen. I obviously can’t do this alone. So will need your continued support.


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Mridula July 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Debopam, janit and Shooting Star thank you for your kind words. Will try my best.


shooting star July 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

go for it girl!!
I know you will be able to raise all the funds and make this trip!!


Janit July 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

Thats great news…..Wishing you all the luck for raising the money.


Debopam Banerjee July 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish your dream come true……


Tarun Goel July 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Wonderful. I hope you make it.


Mridula July 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Tarun, I too hope so. :D


Meena Menon July 14, 2012 at 12:10 am

Hey tell me tell me u hv post slined up for the week tht u away?


Mridula July 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Meena as I had messed up my blog, I didn’t schedule anything. But I am back now.


Megha H July 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

i was off blogging world for quite sometime…and when I am back, wow, what a news is this? I never could even think of it, and you would be THERE, in Antartica! My best wishes are with you. I am sure you’ll sail through all your plans…


Mridula July 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Megha thank you for your encouraging words, that is what I need most as of now.


Mridula July 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Niranjan.

Priyank thank you sooooo much.

Chitra I am off for a week, hence I am holding all calls at the moment. You are going to get a call for sure!

Meena once I am back from the trek, I will come looking for help, because I for sure cannot do this alone!

Thanks Rama, fund raising is my first choice so let us see.

Thanks Shrinidhi.

Thanks Tushar and the theme of the blog got messed up, let us see if it can be restored or else I will customize it again.

Samaresh thank you.

Prashanth, thank you.

ZielonaMila thank you.

PN thank you.

Lady Fi thank you.

Akhila many thanks for your kind words. let us hope the dream comes true!

Atul may we both travel to Antarctica.

Meena thank you but all my customization is gone :(

Sabyasachi many many thanks for your wishes.


sabyasachi July 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Congrats..!! I hope you raise the money and go to Antartica. Best Wishes..


Meena Menon July 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

Loved the new template!


Atul July 13, 2012 at 5:52 am

We planned a trip to Antartica in 2011, but dropped the idea as it was very expensive However, a trip to Antartica is still on our travel wish-list.


Akhila S July 13, 2012 at 2:47 am

Mridula, EBC and then Antartica!!! You are blessed. I was really wow’ed to read this post. But, part 2 is quite challenging. But, you can do it girl! You have it in you to fulfill your dream! All the very very best.

PS: I am already dreaming of reading your Antartica posts :P


Lady Fi July 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Wow – congrats! Hope you can raise that kind of money.


Tushar July 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

A new look for the blog. I thought I lost path.
Anyways, congratulations and celebrations.
Where is blogroll? I was there earlier:-)


PN Subramanian July 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Congratulations. I pray you sail through.


ZielonaMila July 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Fantastic information! Good luck!!


Prashanth M July 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

Wonderful news!! Good luck!


Samaresh Biswal July 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

great going all the best


Tushar July 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

More than 10 lacs. That is an amount. Best Wishes all I can say.


Shrinidhi Hande July 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Great adventurer… all the best


R.Ramakrishnan July 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

That’s great news. Congrats. I am sure you will raise the required funds-you can take a bank loan. This is indeed the adventure of a lifetime.
Best Wishes Ram


Meena Menon July 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Glad to be of help!! You rock!


Chitra July 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Mridula….Congrats…Hope everything comes off well…
Help is just a call away..or a message away:)


Priyank July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Mridula, you rock. Congratulations!
Setup a fundraising page, I will contribute something (and get bragging rights) “oh EBC is great, but my blogger friend has been to Antarctica.”


Niranjan July 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

That is incredible news.. Congratulations for part A and good luck for part B and C.


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