Whichaway camp is totally unique and the perfect base from which to start your adventure. Having won the World Travel Awards five times, the camp is also designed with a minimal environmental footprint in mind.
Being the only company in the world to fly business jets to Antarctica, our emphasis has always been on luxury and safety. That same commitment extends to the ski-equipped aircraft that we use in the interior.
Wolf's Fang Runway
Using specialist techniques and machinery, we have created a runway that is uncompromising in its safety and with minimal delays. With experienced pilots flying over 25 flights a season, it is now regarded as a well-established and reliable airbridge between Africa and Antarctica.
4 KEY STEPS
1. Carbon Neutral
We mitigate all emissions generated by our flights and activities through fully accredited carbon offset schemes. Having been CarbonNeutral® since 2007, this commitment has always been a core tenet of our company.
2. Environmentally conscious supply chain
We are working to eliminate single-use plastics, and all other waste is shipped back to South Africa for recycling or responsible disposal. All soaps, detergents and cleaning agents are biodegradable.
3. Pioneering renewables in Antarctica
Partnering with California-based Arctica Solar, we are use solar air heaters to warm our pods. This cutting-edge technology enables us to minimise our dependency on fossil fuel.
4. Citizen science
Our goal is to build a corps of Antarctic Ambassadors. Together with our guests, we work closely with a number of scientific research centres to collect data for fields including Emperor Penguin research.
PIONEERING USE OF SOLAR IN ANTARTICA
Creating heat in Antarctica can be achieved by using the energy of the sun. Working closely with California-based Arctica Solar we can harness that power to minimise our dependency on fossil fuel.
Unlike a photovoltaic panel, Arctic Solar’s 1500 series of solar air heaters work directly produce heat rather than electricity. Sunlight enters the heater and is converted at more than 85% efficiency. Ambient air from the inside of the pod is routed into the heater, where the temperature is increased by up to 40ºC, and then returned back to the pod in a continuous cycle.