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Expeditions

A 1000 kilometer journey surviving solely off renewable technologies.

    On January 15, 2018, I completed a 60-day expedition to the South Pole. Over the course of this journey, we survived solely off renewable technologies for our cooking, heating, and power needs. Our team is the first to achieve this in Polar History.  We consist of my Father, Robert Swan, Mountaineer Martin Barnett, and Filmmaker Kyle O’Donoghue.

The renewable technology we used to survive:

 

-Solar Ice Melter, designed by NASA, integrated on our sleds.
-2nd generation biofuel from wood chips in Bangalore.

-Algae cooking stove from Germany.

-GoalZero lithium batteries.

-Passive Solar heated thermos.

 

   Using the expedition as a platform for engagement, the father and son team will continue to work with sponsors to broadcast outreach campaigns to help drive change in the way we use energy. Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, family and friends.

 

   To realize the ambitions of the 2016 United Nation’s Paris Agreement to hold global temperatures below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, we all need to reconsider how we utilize energy in our economies, our homes and even our own bodies. Through SPEC we aim to give companies, schools, and individuals the tools to make viable changes in the way they understand and use energy.