Discipline Report: Becky Kagan Schott & Seiko Return To Discover Antarctica
Becky Kagan Schott is a kind of individuals the place it’s arduous to explain what she does as a result of she’s so proficient at so many issues. She’s an completed technical diver, skilled underwater photographer/videographer, consummate explorer and oh, an Emmy Award winner (5 of them to be precise). Final November, Schott and Seiko teamed up for an expedition to the Matanuska Glacier positioned in Alaska to do what only a few individuals have completed, and that’s to dive inside a glacier and doc their findings. From making a number of gear runs in an R44 helicopter simply to get located on the dive location, braving temperatures as little as -15 levels Fahrenheit and accessing a secure Glacial Moulin (primarily a pothole within the ice) to dive in, the expedition was a real journey. The true hazard lies inside the dive, because the glacier may unpredictably transfer and drain at any second, however what Schott was capable of efficiently reveal had been the distinctive and spectacular underwater glacial caves beneath the ice.
Effectively, Schott and Seiko are again once more for an additional expedition and this time it’s to the frozen land of Antarctica. The mission will contain documenting the environments that they encounter with the intention of displaying how the panorama is being impacted, whether or not by human or pure causes. Schott and Seiko have shared their experiences with us over the previous couple of days as she and her group traveled to Ushuaia and launched into a ship via Drake Passage encountering swells as much as 30 toes. Under is the latest check-in from Schott.
January fifth, 2021 “We simply handed the South Shetland islands and are coming into the Antarctic peninsula. The seas at the moment had been a lot calmer round 5-10 toes. Our first iceberg got here into view and it was gorgeous! A large piece of ice that simply saved getting larger as we moved nearer to it. A number of penguins jumped subsequent to the ship welcoming us to Antarctica. It feels surreal to see one of many least explored locations on the planet. Tomorrow we are going to go ashore and take the zodiacs across the icebergs and glaciers”
Keep tuned subsequent week for an additional Discipline Report from Becky Kagan Schott and Seiko