<p class="p1"><i>National Geographic Explorer</i> passengers pole their way up to a penguin colony at Orne Harbor.</p> <p class="p1"><b>Tip: </b>There are no trails in Antarctica, and surfaces are uneven, so a walking stick can be helpful, even for the most agile. Choose one with a removable top, which also can be used as a monopod.</p> <p class="p3">Read more in "The Great White Hope" in the October 2013 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> (<a href="https://secure.customersvc.com/servlet/Show?WESPAGE=OrderPages/tr/1304/order_15A1.jsp&amp;MSRSMAG=TR&amp;EK1=TRAJ">subscribe here</a>). Visit Antarctica with <a href="http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/polarregions/category/antarctica?utm_source=travel.nationalgeographic.com&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_content=20130805_GalleryCaptions_TextLink_AntarcticaPhotoGallery_NGTravelerOctoberIssue_AntarcticaTrips&amp;utm_campaign=NGdotcom">National Geographic Expeditions</a>.</p>

Snow Trek

National Geographic Explorer passengers pole their way up to a penguin colony at Orne Harbor.

Tip: There are no trails in Antarctica, and surfaces are uneven, so a walking stick can be helpful, even for the most agile. Choose one with a removable top, which also can be used as a monopod.

Read more in "The Great White Hope" in the October 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler (subscribe here). Visit Antarctica with National Geographic Expeditions.

Photograph by Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson, Keenpress

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