5 tips on how to tackle ice with an explorer yacht

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Antarctic Ice Field

Plan when is best to tackle ice

Last year’s Global Order Book showed a  surge in explorer yachts as owners seek to visit remote destinations. However, if you want to visit some of the world’s most incredible ice destinations the biggest challenge is also going to just that — ice.

Here master mariner Uli Demel, a veteran of 135 voyages to the Antarctic and 25 to the Arctic, and EYOS Expeditions' Tim Soper, who helped mastermind the furthest voyage south ever undertaken with Arctic P, share their knowledge on how to tackle the hard stuff. 

1. Plan when is best to tackle ice

The first decision for an Antarctic adventurer, Demel says, is when to tackle it: “From mid-October until mid-March visibility is good and some ice is likely to have retreated or broken up.”

Pictures courtesy of Captain Ronald Maclean, Paul Crierie, Dr Glenn Singleman and EYOS Expeditions

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