Ski the last 60 nautical miles (111km) 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 89 degrees South and begin the expedition. Depending on the team’s fitness and weather conditions, the expedition will take 8-14 days.
The South Pole Last Degree Expedition is a perfect choice for someone who wants the physical and mental challenge of a polar expedition but does have the time or budget to commit to a full-length 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.