Now that my youngest daughter is ten
, it's time for her to take care of herself. I hope that after making this journey, I will be able to show my children that you need to really burn with a passion for what you want to do, and then everything will work out.
Many years ago I worked for a charity, and one day we organised a trip to Antarctica to raise money for the foundation. It was then that I first met people who made trips like this. They were all so athletic and hungry for adventure. None of them lived an ordinary life, with children and a home. I became interested in Antarctica, in studying its history, and decided that one day I would go myself. I contacted ALE and started preparing for the trip. Because, in order for you to be allowed to do something like that, you must first prove that you are really capable of it—demonstrate your achievements. So I made a number of other trips, all just so that they would give me the go-ahead for Antarctica.