The next generation of explorers
The #WeTwo Foundation is working with charitable and expert partners to select a group of young people to visit Antarctica with them, on a specially chartered expedition in 2022. These young people have never in their wildest dreams believed that they could explore this distant exciting world, the White Continent. But Team #WeTwo is determined to make this a reality. In doing so they’re more than making dreams come true, they’re creating the next generation of ambassadors to care for our beautiful planet.
Meet the Team: Phoebe Smith and Dwayne Fields
Dwayne Fields moved to North London from Jamaica aged six, giving up the outdoors lead to depression and mixing with the wrong crowd… gangs. Fast forward to his early twenties, and a gun was pointed at him, and he was shot at - at point-blank range. It misfired. Twice! He has also been a victim of gang knife crime when he was stabbed in the chest and stomach. Dwayne decided that he wanted to do something that could inspire inner-city kids, showing them that this is NOT the path they need to follow. Since then he has dedicated his life to helping urban youth by focussing on outdoor activities. In 2010, he became the first black Briton to walk to the Magnetic North Pole and was awarded the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ by its Lord Mayor.
Phoebe Smith grew up being told she shouldn't aspire to leave her home town and pursue a life of adventure. Not detered, she saved all her money she embarked on a life changing trip to Australia and started her passion for wild camping. She's become a self-confessed extreme sleeping addict, leaving her bed to sleep wild - from Everest Base Camp to portaledging in trees in the Bavarian Alps and bedding down inside glaciers in Svalbard. In 2017 she spent Christmas raising money for Centrepoint, the young people's homeless charity, by Sleeping the 3 Peaks and raising over £8k. Phoebe has proudly been working with Ordnance Survey, Big Canopy Campout (which helps raise funds for the World Land Trust), as well as Wild Night Out - the UK's national night of adventure.
MS Fridtjof Nansen
MS Fridtjof Nansen is one of the latest addition to the Hurtigruten fleet and at the forefront of environmentally sustainable hybrid technology - aimimg to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20%. Showing the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. In 2021, she was named the safest and most sustainable cruise ship in the world by STERN. The ship will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896).