I have to say, I do love expedition recreations, especially those that seek to quantify the learned aspects we already intuitively know–do expeditions increase the quality of team dynamics and personal performance? Antarctic Endurance 2016 is going to study this in the best possible way – a 6-week sailing and mountaineering expedition to the Antarctic at the centennial of Shackleton’s triumphant return.
From their website:
Exercise Antarctic Endurance 2016 (the Adventurous Training Expedition) will sail from Stanley in the Falklands, take passage into the Weddell Sea, made landings on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and Elephant Island before sending a team overland from King Haakon Bay to Stromness in South Georgia. Throughout this 6-week adventure, there will be research conducted into leadership and team dynamics and data collected on climate, environment and hydrography on behalf of BAS, Cambridge and Plymouth Universities and the UK Hydrographic Office. The outcome of the leadership research, will provide information on team selection, leadership fatigue, team dynamics and the concept of the ‘Life Changing Experience.’