ClimateForce: Antarctica 2018

The Story of our planet has lasted billions of years, and the reality of climate change has the power to radically reshape our future. The need for massive action to combat this issue has never been more important. Antarctica represents both our past and future within its ice. If the ice sheets keep melting at the current rate of deterioration, the sea levels will rise and the disastrous effects will be felt on a multi-national scale. Join our team, formerly known as International Antarctic Expedition (IAE), this special voyage, now called ClimateForce: Antarctica (CFA), equips leaders with resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.

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The Mission

In November 2017, Robert Swan will make one last expedition to the South Pole with his son Barney, on a mission known as the South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC). This father and son team will ski on a 600-mile journey surviving solely on renewable energy, a first in polar-exploration. Using this expedition as a platform for engagement, they hope to challenge and inspire people to make measurable changes to how they use energy in their businesses, communities, and lifestyles.


One month after their return, in February 2018, Rob, Barney, and the 2041 team will join forces with The Explorer’s Passage. a pioneer in adventure travel operating within 6 continents. Aligning our vision and passions, the mission is to use Antarctica as a platform to protect our world and create a more sustainable, clean energy future.


Become Part of the Force

In joining the CFA18 expedition, you become part of a vast movement of change leaders from across the globe. With thousands of 2041 alumni in over 100 countries, you will have access to a diverse set of ideas, resources, and connections to become champions for a more sustainable future.


Our renowned ‘Leadership on the Edge’ program consists of a unique blend of leadership development, up-to-date climate change training, and sustainability education. We incorporate workshops on storytelling, writing, presentation, and public speaking to help guide you on your leadership journey. Through completing this program our alumni have used our training as a catalyst to enhance their personal and professional development. This is a Certified CarbonNeutral Voyage.



Explore where we will be travelling by reading through the itinerary.

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Contact our expedition leader Robert Swan to learn more.

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South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC)

Father & Son are walking 600 miles to the South Pole surviving solely on Renewable Energy.


What's New?

Learn about all the latest from 2041 on our blog including current expedition updates, alumni projects, and more.



View images and video from over our past expeditions & projects.