Young Explorers

Calling all future explorers!

Or those simply curious about what goes on in the mind of a polar adventurer.

Henry is very keen to answer your questions, so if there’s something you’re desperate to know about Antarctica, the South Pole, Shackleton and the Heroic Age, or why the ice is blue, please send your question using the comment box below.

Your question will be relayed to Henry by satellite phone, and he will answer it in his daily audio diary.

Don’t forget to leave your name and the name of your school, and listen out for a shout out!

118 Responses to Young Explorers

  1. Alder Class says:

    Alder Class, Hassocks Infant School, West Sussex, England.

    Dear Henry,

    We hope that you are happy on your journey across Antarctica.

    We were so excited about your reply to Oak class we thought we would ask some more questions.

    How do you cook your dinner and where does your food come from?
    Have you seen any other people?
    Do you have any technology or special equipment?
    Does it get dark after a few hours?
    Are you good at playing football? What was it like playing with David Beckham?
    How did you get to Antarctica?

    We look forward to hearing for you.
    Love from Alder Class

  2. Stanley Hardwick says:

    Dear Henry,

    My name is Stanley and I am 7 years old.
    I am looking forward to hearing more about your adventure.

    Please can you answer my questions;
    Does it get cold at night? and what keeps you warm?
    How do you get to sleep?
    Have you been really scared?
    What do you miss most about home?

    Thank you very much,

    Love from

    Stanley

  3. Stanley Hardwick says:

    Dear Henry,

    My name is Stanley and I am 7 years old.
    I am looking forward to hearing more about your adventure.

    Please can you answer my questions;
    Does it get cold at night? and what keeps you warm?
    How do you get to sleep?
    Have you been really scared?
    What do you miss most about home?

    Thank you very much,

    Love from

    Stanley

  4. Immy Croft-Tubbs says:

    To Henry, I am really excited to be writing to you and i hope you are well.

    Please could you answer my questions:

    1, have you build a snowman?
    2, what are you eating?
    3, are you having a nice time?
    4, do you like it there?
    5, will you come and see us at Hassocks Infants School when you’re done with your expedition?

    Thank you

    love immy

  5. Sammy Barton says:

    Dear Henry,
    I am in Oak Class too – thank you for answering lots of our questions. I wondered if you have seen an albatross ?
    love
    Sammy [age 6] .

  6. Aggie says:

    It’s really cold at the moment in Newbury. It is -5 degrees on the playground this morning. So I want to know how you keep warm at night? Also do you hear any animals at night time and if you do is it scary?

  7. Colin Ballueder says:

    Dear Henry,
    I’m in oak class and I love hearing about your expedition. I am 6 years old. My questions are:
    1. What do you eat?
    2. How cold is it?
    We will keep looking on your website to see how you are getting on.
    Love Colin ❄️????????

  8. Ella Staplehurst says:

    Dear Henry,
    I love learning about Sir Earnest Shackleton and think what you are doing is amazing!!
    I was just wondering how do you get wifi in Antarctica? Also have you had a chance to build a snowman yet?
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Good luck.
    Ella, age 6
    ????

  9. G’day Henry, We are loving your updates on Twitter and Facebook and we think what you’re doing is just incredible! My son, Jacob aged 15, would like to know:
    “What is the most bizarre thing you have seen whilst on your journey across the Antarctic?”
    ” Do you listen to any music while your walking/ in your tent, if so, what kind?”
    “What is the best thing you’ve experienced while you’ve been there?”

    We wish you well on your journey and look forward to the next update!

    Jacob and Amber
    (Australia) 🙂

  10. Blake Ticehurst says:

    Dear Henry

    I am very excited to hear about your adventure, I am 7 and this is the best school topic ever. Have you seen any seals? If so, what kind were they? What food did you take? & did you get frostbite- I hope not. ????????❄️

  11. Emily crisp says:

    Dear Henry,

    My name is Emily. I am 6 years old. Here are some questions:

    1. Have you seen any penguins?
    2. How cold is it?
    Love, Emily xxxxxxxxx

  12. Evie Bailey says:

    Dear Henry,

    At my school I am learning about Sir Ernest Shackleton, I am thinking about you and your expedition lots and I hope it goes well. Have you built any snow men yet? I loved your hungry Henry video, I can’t wait for you to get back and tell us your adventures. I think you are very brave to go on this expedition.

    Love from

    Evie ????????????

    Age 6

  13. Ken Brawn says:

    A young 63 year old 🙂 Are you on a new route or has this been trodden before? Is it a change of plan because the website map shows a dotted line away from the one you are travelling on?

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