Monarch Bataflae - Kenya to Iceland

Back from Kenya

Andy Biggs is back from Kenya and that means The Monarch Bataflae has successfully completed its maiden voyage! The bag has already logged a little over 20,000 miles (33,000 km) and that's just the beginning! Andy also signed the bag before we got it back (See below). Each person who takes the bag will sign their name and the place(s) they took it. 

Andy Biggs' signature in The Monarch Bataflae

Here's a sample of some of the photos Andy shot while out on safari.  


Where to now?

We're pleased to announce that Joshua Holko will be taking the bag to its next destinations. Joshua and the bag will be journeying from Iceland to Svalbard and then to Greenland. It will take three flights and over 24 hours of travel to reach Iceland from Joshua's home in Australia. Over the next two months the bag will travel across the Icelandic landscape during his midnight sun summer highlands workshop. He will carry it from the city of Reykjavik to the spectacular Jokulsarlon lagoon, onto the Sn√¶fellsnes Peninsula and into the stunning multi-coloured geothermal highlands of Landmannalaugar. After its sojourn through Iceland the bag will travel with Joshua to Longyearbyen in the Svalbard Archipelago (via Oslo) where he will take it aboard the expedition ship M.S Ontario to cruise the Arctic waters around Svalbard in search of Polar Bears and dramatic Arctic landscapes.  It will then board the ice hardened expedition ship Polar Pioneer and cruise the Arctic waters to Greenland to photograph giant icebergs, polar bears, reindeer and carving glaciers. At the northerly most point The  Monarch Bataflae will be only 600 miles from the North Pole. 

Of course we will keep you updated on the bag's wherabouts and share photos of the adventure. You can also follow Joshua Holko's personal feeds: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Blog

Don't forget, once the bag has made it's way around with some of your favorite pros, it's your turn. Apply to take The Monarch Bataflae here