Ski the last 120 nautical miles (222km) to the South Pole and follow in the daring footsteps of history’s most intrepid adventurers. Travel through the highest, driest, windiest, and coldest continent to reach where all 360 lines of longitude meet.
The adventure starts in Punta Arenas, Chile where you will meet with your guide and spend two days preparing gear and getting ready for your expedition.
Using specialized ski aircraft you will fly to Union Glacier in the interior of Antarctica. Once on the ice, the team will acclimatize, practice systems, go over safety procedures, and wait for the necessary weather window. The team will then travel to the 88 degrees South and begin the expedition. Depending on the team’s fitness and weather conditions, the expedition will take 19-23 days.
The South Pole Last 2 Degree Expedition is a perfect choice for someone who wants a more intense physical and mental challenge than the Last Degree, but still does have the time or budget to commit to a full-length polar expedition from the coast. Reaching the Geographic South Pole by human power and determination is one of this planet’s utmost athletic and mental accomplishments.