Our mission is to unite organizations, educators, and technology innovators who seek to protect our world and create a more sustainable, clean energy future.

The goal of the challenge is to clean up 326 million tonnes of CO2 before the year 2025, Robert Swan and his son Barney will be embarking on these four listed expeditions as a platform to achieve this mission.

CF: South Pole Energy Challenge

Nov 12th, ’17 – Jan 15th, ’18

Rob and his son Barney will embark on the first-ever expedition to the South Pole powered solely by clean energy technologies.

CF: IAE Antarctica ’18

Feb 27th – Mar 12th, 2018

2041 will join forces with The Explorer’s Passage on a 12-day journey to Antarctica that equips leaders with resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.

CF: Trans America Cycle

May 1st – Oct 1st, 2019

This 3100+ mile cross-country bike journey will promote the exciting possibilities of renewable energy and sustainable development throughout America.

2041 has inspired 3500 Alumni on 22 Expeditions over 14 years.

Learn more about our next expedition to the Antarctic, ClimateForce: Antarctica 2018.







With passion and vigor, Robert Swan pleads with us to choose the preservation of the Antarctic for our own survival.

Lets Save the Last Pristine Continent

2041 will be a pivotal year for our planet. That year will mark the end of a 50-year agreement to keep Antarctica, the Earth’s last pristine continent, free of exploitation. Explorer Robert Swan — the first person to walk both the North and South Poles — is on a mission to ensure that we extend that treaty.

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Expedition History

Past updates from 14 years of International Antarctic Expeditions.