ANGIE BUTLER & CAROLINA MANTELLA
Although Angie Butler grew up in the warmer climes of Johannesburg, South Africa, her passion for the polar regions and travel is undimmed! Ice Tracks have featured notably in her life taking her both into the Arctic and Antarctica on many occasions. She is the author of Ice Tracks, Today’s Heroic Age of Polar Adventure and The Quest for Frank Wild a biography of one of the greatest British Edwardian polar explorers who died in Klerksdorp in 1939. The BBC recently made a one hour documentary based on her book. ICE TRACKS seemed the perfect name for the expedition cruising company she now runs with Carolina Mantella. Writer and journalist she is based in the UK where she heads Ice Tracks Expeditions public relations and communications.
Carolina Mantella has been involved in polar adventures for 10 years. With degrees in hospitality and tourism management and more than a 100 voyages to polar regions she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. Her adventurous spirit has taken her to live, work and travel throughout North America, Australia, Europe, South East-Asia and of course, the Polar Regions. Her passion for wildlife took her to South Georgia as a fieldworker; living aboard a small yacht she circumnavigated the island researching Giant Petrels and Wandering Albatross and fulfilling her love for natural history, adventure and photography. She lives in the heart of the mountains in Patagonia where she runs Ice Tracks operations.
"Snapping the Polar Regions"
With the help of stunning images from Antarctica and the Arctic, Carolina will aim put the Poles on photographers’ travel list. This presentation will give the audience an overall idea of the differences and similarities of these Frozen Worlds. With over 100 expeditions, Carolina will introduce the impressive wildlife and marvellous landscapes of the Polar Regions and, as a keen photographer herself, she will share the best photo tips to maximise the midnight light and fight the cold and harsh weather conditions of the Arctic and the Antarctic.