Sarah Griffiths recently journeyed to Antarctica. Here, in her own words, she describes the profound effect this once-in-a-lifetime trip had on her.
I feel humbled, honoured and lucky beyond belief to have been able to see what is, unarguably, the most distinctive continent on earth. Something about the place makes you feel like your reality is suspended. You must be on another planet. Nowhere could possibly be this beautiful, this untouched and desolate in a world full of billions of people. As a Londoner, it is the absolute antithesis of my real life. I felt a psychological change occur in me on this trip – a reflection that led to an almost total shifting of priorities for my life. These are just some of my notes from this journey that I would encourage anyone with the budget and an adventurous spirit to take.