A journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or scientific research.
That’s the best part about an expedition. The unknown.
Now keep in mind, today’s polar expeditions are nothing like the expeditions of yore.
We’d never compare ourselves to Sir Walter Herbert, who from 1968 to 1969, led the British Trans-Arctic Expedition, a 3,800-mile surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean, from Alaska to Spitsbergen, which some historians had billed as ‘the last great journey on Earth’. (
I did listen intently Kari!
No. Today’s Polar expeditions, for most of us anyway, start on a comfortable ship.