Thursday, 13 February 2014

Peter Hillary To Join Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Kimberley With Spice Islands Voyage



Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund Hillary, will join Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic as a Global Perspectives guest speaker on the Kimberley with Spice Islands expedition departing 10 August 2014.

Following in the footsteps of his father, the first mountaineer to summit Mount Everest along with Tenzing Norquay, Peter has climbed the highest mountain on every continent, including Mount Everest five times. His 2002 climb is the subject of the National Geographic documentary, "Everest: 50 Years on the Mountain."

Peter will share his experiences of more than 40 mountaineering expeditions, including one where he was the sole survivor of a storm that claimed seven other climbers at more than 26,000 feet on K2, the world's second highest mountain.

Peter has also travelled extensively across Australia. His experience includes climbing and skiing the Snowy Mountains, filming shark frenzies in the Coral Sea of the Great Barrier Reef and riding a motorbike more than 14,000km around the perimeter of the continent.

Continuing his father's dedication to the Himalayas of Nepal, Peter is a board member and fundraiser for the Himalayan Trust. This includes the running of 42 schools, hospitals and forestry and environmental programs.

The Global Perspectives program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to a Lindblad-National Geographic expedition with special guests drawn from the top tiers of world affairs, broadcast journalism, and exploration and research.  The unique program affords guests the opportunity to travel and explore with world-class personalities. Guests will have the opportunity to hear them in the context of their lounge talks, but also to spend time with them and other members of staff—while cruising in a Zodiac, over a drink, or during dinner.


The Kimberley with Spice expedition allows those on-board to discover the Kimberley's dramatic landscape etched with ancient human history, and sail to the remote island villages of Indonesia. Guests can search for spectacular marine life, snorkel and dive at Rowley Shoals and witness giant manta rays glide through the water. The 15-day voyage departs 10 August 2014. Rates begin at $11,155, departing Broome and disembarking in Bali. Rates are per person, in Australian Dollars based on a double occupancy in a category 1 cabin.

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