Tech company Monkeystack teams up with Tim Jarvis to take you to Antarctica virtually

For someone not familiar with the hi-tech universe of virtual reality — or to be honest, even home video games — the sudden immersion into a completely new world when the goggles go on is a little disconcerting.

There is even a small moment when my balance seems out of whack as I suddenly find myself perched high in the sky looking at the mountains and ice of South Georgia, a small island on the edge of Antarctica in the South Atlantic.

But the sensation soon passes.

The trick, as I was warned it would be, is to find a spot to focus on then look around by moving your head rather than just your eyes.

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