The Route

From the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole:

  • Go around the Ellsworth Mountains, the Ellsworth Mountains are the highest mountain ranges in Antarctica and include Mount Vinson the highest peak in the continent.
  • Climb up to the Polar Plateau. The Polar Plateau is a large area of central Antarctica with a diameter of around 620 miles. The plateau is at an average elevation of about 3,000 meters.
  • Pass the stunning Thiel Mountains. The Thiel Mountains are an isolated, mainly snow-capped mountain range in Antarctica that are 45 miles long.
  • Reach the South Pole at 3048 meters above sea level. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the Earth’s surface and lies on the opposite side of the North Pole. Along with the North Pole it is one of the two points where the Earth’s axis of rotation intersects its surface.

The Itinerary:

A 21 day action-packed expedition

  • Flying into Punta Arenas, Chile - briefing and packing
  • Flying to Antarctica - stay in Union Glacier Camp
  • ad to Patriot Hills - base camp
  • First fuel drop and Polar Vehicle driving skills tested
  • Polar Vehicle testing and kit preparation
  • Expedition to the South Pole
  • Return to base camp
  • Fly back to Punta Arenas

Next: Meet Polar