A chilly zodiac ride in Antarctica
Heather excited to be exploring
Heather on Deception Island, Antarctica
Heather celebrates being on the 7th Continent
Heather takes a zodiac ride
Life before Swoop
After exploring my interest in Psychology at university, I left the UK for three years to travel the world, experiencing different cultures along the way. These wide-ranging adventures took me across Asia, to the European Alps and into the wilderness of Alaska.
On my return to the UK I combined my passion for travel and people by working as a tailor-made travel consultant. In this role, I worked closely with my clients to curate their unique adventures across South and Central Asia.
After five years, the mountains were calling once again. I explored the Nepalese Himalayas, the temples of Myanmar and the reefs of Indonesia before settling in Singapore, where I have been based for the past 2.5 years.
Why I love the polar regions
As an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast snow, ice and mountains have always had a special place in my heart. I love the touch of the cold crisp air on my face and the stunning snow-capped vistas speckled with blue-tinged glaciers. You can’t beat the feeling of escapism that being outdoors in remote locations provides.
My obsession with Antarctica was initiated by the BBC’s incredible Frozen Planet documentary series over a decade ago. This was the first time I fully comprehended the extensive variety of both wildlife and landscapes that Antarctica has to offer, and how it changes throughout the seasons.
I especially fell in love with penguins – particularly the rock-stealing Adelie penguins whose cheeky personalities and behaviours never fail to bring a smile to my face. From that moment on, I was hooked and made it my life mission to one day make it to the White Continent.
Day to day at Swoop
As an Antarctica specialist, my primary goal is to make sure my customers have the adventure of a lifetime, turning their Antarctic dreams into reality. To achieve this, it’s essential that I gain a deep and thorough understanding of each person’s motivations for visiting the 7th Continent and their individual needs, requirements and interests.
Swoop is fantastic because we work with such a wide variety of different ships, as well as having first-hand knowledge of the destination. This allows me to provide unbiased voyage recommendations, as the wealth of choice on offer can become overwhelming to untrained eyes.
I truly believe that Antarctica is one of the most fascinating and unique locations on the planet, so any questions you may have I would be delighted to help.
Ready to plan your Antarctic adventure?
We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.
Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.
We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.