The South Orkney Islands, VP8/o, easily fall into this category, which is why they were a perfect target for the “Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team”.
Our small group came up with the idea for a DXpedition to these islands back in early 2007 after discussing the possibility with the owner of the ship “Braveheart”. Safe and reliable transportation with 24 hour off-shore life support is absolutely crucial in places like Antarctica, and without an experienced vessel like Braveheart we would not have even considered the idea. Eventually the team grew to 13 people: 9V1YC, K0IR, W3WL, W7EW, VE3EJ, WB9Z, K9ZO, ND2T, N1DG, N6MZ, N4GRN, EY8MM and K6AW. This highly experienced team had travelled to 6 different DXCC entities in the Antarctic region as well as numerous other top-ten destinations.