South Pole - All the way - IMGEX01

Tour type: A polar expedition

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

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Adult: 72.500 $

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What's included: Expert Guide, transport, food and lodging expenses i Punta Arenas, Expedition food and equipment and transport of 25kg/55lbs of personal equipment to Union Glacier

Departures: 10.11.2016 - 10.01.2017

Duration: 60 days

Accommodation: Tents and Hotel/Hostel in Punta Arenas

Meeting point: Punta Arenas in Chile

Group size: Maximum of 8 members and 2 guides

Language: English

Skiing per day: 8-10 hours

Note: This expedition is now sold out! For future South Pole Expeditions, please contact us.

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • One of the world's ultimate adventure
    • Strenuous polar Life
    • An ocean of memories that live on forever

    The Ultimate Adventure

    This is for sure one of the world´s ultimate adventure and for those only who are ready to commit them selves to the strenuous polar life and conditions. Participants need to be in good physical and mental shape. This expedition is challenging and participants will have to work hard to reach their aim. But after accomplishing a journey like this there will be an ocean of memories left that live on forever.

    Price: 72.500 $

    Walking/Skiing per day: 8-10 hours
    Total distance: 1130 km (702 miles)
    Altitude: 2.835 m (9301 ft)

    Expedition leader: TBA

    Included:  Expert guides, transport to and from Union Glacier, transport within Antarctica where applicable, food and lodging ex Punta Arenas (twin share) expedition food and equipment, transport of 25kg/55lbs of personal equipment to Union Glacier.

    Not included:  Air travel to and from Punta Arenas, Chile, personal clothing and equipment, hotel, meals and personal expenses in Punta Arenas, personal insurance, excess baggage transportation charges and personal use of satellite phone.

    Please contact us via incoming@mountainguides.is

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  • Tour Itinerary

    The group meets up in Punta Arenas in Chile. After final arrangements and making sure we have all the gear we need, we fly out to Union Glacier, an ice runway on the Antarctic continent.

    At Union Glacier, final preparations take place and after that the group is taken from Union Glacier to the edge of the Antarctic Continent by Twin Otter aircraft especially adapted for flying in the extremely cold conditions of Antarctica.

    This is where the adventure really begins. The plane departs and we are left to the silence of Antarctic and the huge task of walking the 1130 km (702 miles) to the South Pole, a journey that will take us about two months.

    The first few days will be spent hauling smaller loads in our sleds as the first destination along the route is to retrace our flight path back to Union Glacier. Being en route to the Pole, Union Glacier provides an ideal stopping place to re-supply and sort out any problems with equipment which may arise.

    We continue from Union Glacier and we will carry provisions on our sleds to last us until we arrive at our pre- placed supply cache in the Thiele Mountains approximately 30 days into the journey. Navigation will be accomplished using GPS navigation equipment that will not only ensure an accurate route to the pole but also enable us to locate the position of the cache accurately.

    The terrain between Union Glacier and the South Pole consists of mostly flat travel yet we are climbing eventually to around 9301 feet (2835 m), the height of the pole itself. For the most part the snow will be smooth and flat interspersed with extensive wind affected sastrugi snowfields. We pass several mountain ranges along the way and navigate through only one major crevasse field for which we have a proven GPS plan. The terrain eventually climbs gradually onto the polar plateau for the final leg through to the South Pole itself.

    On arrival at the pole and the ensuing photo-fest, an aircraft will be dispatched to pick us up and return us to Union Glacier for the return flight to Chile.

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Total price for all passengers:

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