Annie is privileged to be returning to the Arctic for her thirteenth year on polar ships and she continues to be amazed, and humbled, by the beauty of this remote area. Annie will be sharing her particular interest in Arctic mammals, helping you to better understand and appreciate the well-adapted animals of the marine and land environments.
Originally from outback Australia, a far cry from these icy environs, Annie was lured to Melbourne for education in sciences and management. After living and working in the UK, she returned to Australia for her career, further studies and much better weather. Annie’s love of travel has taken her on numerous trips to Nepal and South-East Asia. Other adventures have been to some far-flung places including the Galapagos Islands, Madagascar, Tibet and a solo cycling trip covering much of Europe.
Back home in bayside Melbourne Annie enjoys scuba diving, bush walking, camping, cycling and basically anything immersing her in the natural environment. Her penchant for all things nautical has also led her to gain her commercial skipper’s licence.
Annie has undertaken over 185 Polar voyages, spending more time in the Arctic and Antarctica than on Australian terra firma. With this experience, and her passion and knowledge of the wildlife, history and ecology of the Polar regions, she is thrilled to share your adventure to the far north.