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The Holy Grail of Polar Explorers



South Pole Flights

 

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OverviewExperience the ultimate destination - the South Pole - where all 360 lines of longitude meet and in a few steps you can walk around the world

One of the greatest stories in Antarctic exploration is the race to reach the Geographic South Pole. The heroic journeys of Amundsen and Scott still fascinate and inspire us to travel to the end of the Earth.

Using ski aircraft we fly to the pole, covering in several hours the distance that took those early explorers years of planning and months of hardship to achieve. History comes alive as we stand at 90 South and imagine how they felt heading out across the frozen continent and into the unknown 100 years ago. We feel the spirit of determination and discovery that has inspired a century of Antarctic exploration and scientific research. And we sense that a journey to the South Pole is as significant today as it was so many years ago.

Special Centenary departures commemorate Amundsen and Scott's arrival at the South Pole 100 years ago. Join us to celebrate this historic achievement!

 

Accommodations

The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming at our main Antarctic camp at Union Glacier. You'll find roomy, double occupancy sleeping tents; a spacious dining hall; fresh delicious meals; and a spectacular setting. You'll be surprised how comfortable Antarctica can be! Our full-service camp is designed for Antarctic conditions and with best environmental practices in mind. It operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January) and is dismantled at the end of each season.

Those continuing to Mount Vinson will arrive at our cozy Vinson Base Camp on the Branscomb Glacier. Fresh-cooked meals are served in a heated dining tent, where you can also relax and enjoy conversation or a game of cards. You sleep in mountaineering tents nearby.

Our field camps are more basic. Equipment must be lightweight and portable, yet still strong enough to withstand Antarctic conditions. We sleep in mountaineering-style tents and eat a combination of fresh-frozen meals, prepared by our chefs at Union Glacier; and de-hydrated meals.

 
  Voyage Days
Costs
 
 

2011-2012: South Pole Flights

7-8
US$40,500
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