SOUTH POLE PURSUIT

South Pole - Ski the Last Degree

Pole SL
PC280350
Skier tow sleds across the vast expanse of interior Antarctica to the South Pole.

One of the ultimate adventures on earth has to be Antarctica’s Ski the Last Degree expedition. This incredible journey involves skiing the final ten days of the trek to the South Pole, using sleds to haul our provisions.

Each day we face the big white expanse of the polar plateau working our way inexorably towards our ultimate destination; the southernmost point on earth.On the South Pole – Ski the Last Degree expedition, you will fly over the vast white interior of the continent to reach the starting point at 89º South.Our arrival into the South Pole itself is often an emotion-generating moment, signifying the transition from the austere beauty of the great white south to the imminent comforts of civilization and homeward travel about to commence. Join us on this exceptional journey.

  • Travel by ski to the South Pole
  • Discover Antarctica’s vast interior
  • A short but fully encompassing adventure to the bottom of the world!

Polar Experience

Polar Experience

Intermediate

Elevation

Elevation

2,835m/9,301ft

Duration

Duration

17 days

Location

Location

Antarctica

LAST DEGREE ITINERARY
DAY 1
Meet in Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2

Weighing and loading of gear

DAY 3

Expedition Briefing

DAY 4

Fly to Union Glacier, Antarctica

DAY 5 - 6

Training Days

DAY 7

Fly to 89º South

DAY 8 - 13

Ski to the South Pole

DAY 14

Arrive at the South Pole

DAY 15

Fly South Pole to Union Glacier

DAY 16

Return to Punta Arenas, Chile

DAY 17

Depart for home

NOTE

Flights to and from Antarctica are subject to weather. Delays can and often do occur therefore it is important to allow some flexibility with airline travel arrangements at the end of the expedition.

Every effort will be made to ensure the expedition itinerary is adhered to but Antarctica is the most remote and isolated continent on earth. The above program is subject to change such as may be affected by weather conditions and aircraft serviceability and other factors out of the hands of Adventure Consultants or its staff and contractors. While every effort is made to ensure the expedition is run to schedule, acceptance onto the expedition is based on your acceptance of those conditions. Having stated that, our track record in Antarctica is impeccable but it is a sign of our respect of Antarctica’s environmental omnipotence that we alert you to those possibilities.

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
15 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 $78,750 USD $ Book Now
1 Jan - 17 Jan 2025 $78,750 USD $ Book Now

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PREPARE

Fitness

An essential ingredient for participants is physical fortitude for working hard in a high-altitude, cold-weather environment, hence each member must be extremely strong and healthy. Team members will haul sleds weighing (initially) around 75kg/165lb of provisions as well as both personal and group equipment. Each day will be long and arduous, and all team members must possess sufficient strength and fitness to be able to contribute to establishing camp, putting up tents, and cook meals after a hard day. This can only be achieved with considerable and focused physical preparation.

Technical Experience

Team members must be conversant in winter camping skills which includes putting up tents and camping in the snow and cooking with lightweight mountain stoves. Team members must have a full awareness of their personal parameters in extreme environments such as their food intake and hydration needs, thermo-regulation and avoidance of cold-weather-injury. We recommend participants have previous polar travel experience or have completed a polar travel course.

Skiing Experience

We strongly recommend participants to train in nordic skiing skills and sled hauling as this will enable you to conserve energy on the expedition. 

Ice mask
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing and polar travel. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition Leaders and support staff, whom are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams, the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable base camp facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up.

Many of our expedition members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions safe and successful.

Skiers at South Pole Antarctica
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Flights to and from Union Glacier in Antarctica
  • Flights from Union Glacier to 89º South and from South Pole back to Union Glacier camp
  • All group equipment including sleds, cooking gear etc
  • Skis, poles & skins
  • Tents and food while in Antarctica
  • Mountain guides
  • Access to our satellite telephone for outgoing calls
  • Dispatch webpage updated throughout the trip for friends & family to follow
  • Transport of 23kg/51lbs of personal equipment.
Plateau SL

This expedition involves the challenges of altitude, extreme cold, sleeping and cooking in small tents and long hard days on skis dragging a heavy sled. In other words, perfect!

GALLERY
Bazler SL

With Adventure Consultants you get a high level of support to help you prepare for your expedition which becomes invaluable to the outcome of the experience when all preparations are in order. 

Globe SL

We all want to see ourselves out there accomplishing greatness, but only some are prepared to commit to what it really takes to get there. We at Adventure Consultants really enjoy assisting those who are willing to learn how to participate with style.

Our Guides
Guy Cotter
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Einar Torfi Finnson
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Kelly McLaren
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Expedition Liaison
Compas SL

"I have had this dream since I was 13, and it is only with your help that I have been able to achieve it. Adventure Consultants is a company, a business, but it is something that also goes well beyond that and I thank you immensely for helping me with my dream."

Carol McAlwee, Australia
Skier tow sleds across the vast expanse of interior Antarctica to the South Pole.

"Adventure Consultants provide a no fuss no worry service from the first enquiry to the expedition follow up."

Ginny Cross, Australia
GPS SL

"Following a very good experience, AC will be my first stop and recommendation to others in future."

Luke Densem, New Zealand
Everest 2019 Summit Rob Smith SL

The Explorer's Grand Slam awaits! Join the exclusive club of explorer's that have climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both the North and South Poles!

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