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Airbnb is sending five people on a free month-long climate research trip to Antarctica

Airbnb trip to Antarctica

This could be you (Picture: Airbnb)

You could be off on a free trip to Antartica with Airbnb.

The company is sending five people to the worlds most remote continent on a climate research exhibition.

The chosen few will travel with scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams to collect snow samples and study the impact of microplastics on the environment.

Before you set off on the expedition, the group will spend two weeks in Chile training and preparing for the harsh climate.

From there, theyll head to Antarctica, where they will help with research, ride snowmobiles and have the chance to visit the South Pole.

In the final week, they will return to Chile to spend a few days processing the findings.

Airbnb trip to Antarctica Picture: Airbnb

Youll collect snow samples and carry out research (Picture: Airbnb)

If it sounds like something you would be interested in, you have until 8 October to apply. You just need to explain in under 500 words why you want to travel to Antarctica and what excites you about the expedition.

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You dont have to have a scientific background but should be passionate about the environment. You also need to be able to carry out physical tasks.

The trip, which will take place from 18 November until 16 December, is a joint project with the Ocean Conservancy – a group working to protect the worlds oceans.

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