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14 DAYS/11 NIGHTS – November 28 – December 10, 2014 (depart from U.S. & voyage end date) ABOARD NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
*** Book by December 31, 2013 to receive complimentary airfare on this departure. Airfare based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Not combinable with other offers. ***
The medical element will be led by Dr Paul Auerbach, Paul Auerbach MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine and is one of the world’s leading authorities on emergency medicine.
Spend a week exploring Antarctica aboard our fully‐equipped, ice‐strengthened ship.
40+ years of Antarctic expeditions assures you of the best possible experience.
Few things compare to a hike, Zodiac cruise or kayak foray amid the icescapes of Antarctica.
Glide around enormous tabular icebergs by Zodiac, walk along beaches covered with thousands of penguins, and kayak amid abundant wildlife. Learn about the Lindblad legacy, dating from 1966, as you travel with Ice Masters, Expedition Leaders and Naturalists who have hundreds of journeys under their parkas. On every expedition, a National Geographic Photographer will give talks and one‐on‐one photo tips in the field, where it counts. An Undersea Specialist captures rarely seen footage of life beneath the icy surface for viewing in the comfort of the ship’s lounge. Join us on our classic Antarctica itinerary.
DAYS 1‐2: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Arrive in the sophisticated city of Buenos Aires, reminiscent of the European capitals, with a vibrant flavor all of its own. Check into the excellent Caesar Park Hotel and join an excursion to view the Beaux Arts palaces on grand boulevards of the old aristocracy; the public art, parks and renowned monuments. We’ll experience the Peron story—in buildings, squares and the Evita Museum—so linked to any understanding of contemporary Argentina.
DAY 3: BUENOS AIRES/USHUAIA, ARGENTINA/EMBARK
The morning’s LAN charter flight offers rare views of Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, where we embark our ship. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: AT SEA
Awake this morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a distinct place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable. (B,L,D)
DAYS 5‐10: ANTARCTICA
With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we make the most of our six days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and its surrounding islands. The schedule is flexible to give you the best experience possible. Our veteran expedition team and their expert knowledge of Antarctica’s waters enable us to take advantage of the unexpected. We are out daily — experiencing Antarctica with all our senses as we walk, cruise in Zodiacs, and venture out in kayaks. See seals wallowing on the beach; hear the cries of penguins, and the huge, nurturing silence of this pristine place.
FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT: Lindblad Expeditions Liz Estes Phone: 888‐773‐9007 Fax: 646‐390‐2050 [email protected]
More about Paul Auerbach MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine and is one of the world’s leading authorities on emergency medicine. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine, as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dr. Auerbach is editor of the definitive medical textbook Wilderness Medicine, and author of the booksMedicine for the Outdoors (named one of the 10 outstanding healthcare titles for 2009 by the Wall Street Journal), Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, Diving the Rainbow Reefs, and Management Lessons from the E.R.
He is a founder and past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, and editor emeritus of the peer-reviewed medical journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Auerbach serves as Chief Medical Officer for Healthline Networks, national medical consultant on hazardous marine animals to the Divers Alert Network (DAN), member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System, and elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Search Amazon here for Paul’s books…
Among the many awards that he has received are the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), DAN America Award, NOGI Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, and DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. He has been named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by ACEP and was recognized by the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) for his activities with the Stanford emergency medical team during the Haiti earthquake disaster response.
His international medical activities have included volunteer physician at the Hospitalito Atitlan in Santiago, Guatemala, and instructor and examiner for the newly-created Nepal Ambulance Service. He is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Stanford University Hospital, where he is Director of Special Projects, teaches emergency medicine, and is involved in a number of research projects, including frostbite, avalanche survival, jellyfish stings, diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, and clinical decision support.
He is working to assist in the design and construction of a rural health clinic in Nepal, and is enormously grateful for opportunities to be with his family, friends, and colleagues, who understand the importance of “giving back” and trying to make the world a better place.
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