Tour Leader: Monika Schillat

Monika Schillat is a historian and naturalist who has been guiding groups to some of the most remote regions of the earth for the last 15 years. Dedicated to ecotourism, she has been the Expedition Leader for tours to the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, as well as Spitsbergen. Originally from Germany, Monika immigrated to South America in 1989 and is currently a lecturer on Latin American history at the National Univeristy of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, specializing in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the South Atlantic islands. Monika has published several books on the history of the region, as well as travel guides and has contributed to volumes of polar essays on Antarctica and the Arctic. Monika’s unique Antarctic Bestiary, describing the animal species of the White Continent, is illustrated with her watercolor sketches done in the style of medieval bestiaries. Monika is fluent in English, Spanish and German and resides in Tierra del Fuego.