To the Ends of the Earth, Pt. 2
At the other end of our planet, the Antarctic begins in the Southern Ocean where surfing penguins struggle to escape a hungry sea-lion, and teams of orcas create giant waves to wash seals from ice floes – a filming first. Diving below the ice, we discover prehistoric giants – terrifying sea spiders and woodlice the size of dinner plates. Above ground, crystal caverns ring the summit of Erebus, the most southerly volcano on earth. From here we retrace the routes of early explorers, Scott and Amundsen, on their quest to be the first humans to reach the South Pole. Our journey ends at the formidable Antarctic ice-cap, which contains 75% of the world’s freshwater and is the largest concentration of ice on the planet.