Sam, 17, is a year 12 student at Otago Boys’ High School. Sam has been involved in various events around the topics of sustainability and leadership, including being a guest speaker at the National Youth Leaders Day event, and attending the Otago Waterwise programme. He has completed his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Hilary award, established an environmental council at Otago Boys’ and has been selected as Deputy Head Boy for next year. Environmental sustainability is an issue that Sam is passionate about, and in the future he hopes to develop young peoples’ awareness of the issue, and get them involved in creating solutions. Sam wants to document this expedition as best he can in order to use it as a tool to inspire a passion for the environment in others.