Willis Resilience Homecoming

30th April 2013, 12:46pm

After nearly a month in the Antarctic, explorer and climate change campaigner Parker Liautaud together with the Willis Resilience team is due to fly home tomorrow just in time to see the New Year in.

Since arriving at the South Pole on 24 December, Parker and the Willis Resilience Expedition Team have been taking the time to reflect on the last few weeks and the challenges Parker faced in reaching the South Pole.

“Over the past several weeks I have learned a lot and I am very thankful for the support of the team around me that made this expedition possible. I now hope to work with our scientific partners in the next phase of the research from this expedition and continue to contribute to reigniting the dialogue on climate change.”

Parker Liautaud, Willis Resilience Expedition Leader

After retracing their steps back to Union Glacier – Paddy and Eyjó driving Ice Broker and Parker, Doug and Nathan flying from the South Pole – the team flew out of Antarctica back to Punta Arenas. The team will then be flying out of Punta Arenas today, just in time to be reunited with their families to celebrate the success of the Willis Resilience Expedition and look forward to the New Year.

Though the Willis Resilience Expedition has been successfully completed, with Parker arriving at the South Pole in record time, the legacy of the Expedition will continue as the story of Parker’s journey inspires people and the data that he collected contributes to the scientific understanding of the impact of climate change.