There are not many maps of the Antarctic - because most of it is ice and most of the map is white as a consequence. Most travellers never get past the Antarctic Peninsular and this map is the most detailed of this area I have seen. It is quite expensive - but if you are spending several thousand pounds on the trip of a lifetime, who would argue. The research stations are well marked, as are the routes taken by the early explorers. Helps you to make sense of 'Life in the Freezer' too. It has lots of insets of the animals you might see - but you will probably want a more detailed book for those. It would be hopeless in a stiff breeze.