Tourists Trek To The Icy Continent...But Are The Penguins Pleased?

When British polar explorer Wally Herbert last visited Hope Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula 34 years ago, he trekked by dogsled and subsisted on seal meat. Today, things are different: Herbert is back as a lecturer on a tour ship, dining on gourmet cuisine and chatting with passengers from 12 nations over a drink in the lounge. In Antarctica, once the most remote and forbidding spot on the planet, tourists now outnumber explorers and scientists.

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