A King Penguin nibbled my fingers!


The group hiked across mountains on South Georgia, at one point experiencing 100mph winds which blew Hannah and a fellow team member off their feet.


The team's scientific projects and surveys feed into conservation projects and science programmes of organisations such as Falklands Conservation and the British Museum. Each member of the team took responsibility for a specific aspect of the science projects enabling each to draw on their individual interests, improve their skills and gain fieldwork experience.


Hannah, who studied Forestry & Countryside Management at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, hoped to pursue a career in conservation.


"This expedition was the trip of a lifetime and one I will never forget." Said Hannah. "The whole experience has strengthened my determination to work in a field which will enhance and preserve our environment."

A former pupil of Tywyn Secondary School, Hannah Malyon experienced the adventure of a lifetime when she took part in a British Schools Exploring Society expedition to the Southern Atlantic. The Peter Saunders Trust was delighted to make an award enabling Hannah to participate in the two-month expedition to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.


During the expedition, Hannah undertook scientific field-work surveying King Penguin colonies, other bird species and a variety of wildlife. "We also collected plant samples to see if we could find any new species of ferns or plants." said Hannah.