There is something undeniably alluring about the South Pole. It is a destination that juxtaposes pristine beauty and an extreme environment, remote wilderness and cutting-edge science, physical challenge and a sense of accomplishment. We have a variety of ways to savor the South Pole, making it a life-list destination for travelers of all ages and abilities. We encourage an adventurous spirit but you don’t have to be an extreme athlete, and suffering is entirely optional!
Fly to the South Pole
Fly to the South Pole
Experience the vast interior of Antarctica by taking a day-trip on our ski aircraft to the South Pole. Visit the Geographic and Ceremonial Poles; tour Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station; and imagine how it must have felt to cross the frozen continent to this point 100 years ago. There’s plenty of adventure but no need to rough it. You’ll enjoy fresh-cooked meals, comfortable lodgings, and a variety of excursions and activities at our Union Glacier Camp.
Overnight at the South Pole
All of the above – and more. Fly to 90° South, the holy grail of polar explorers, and settle in to ALE’s South Pole Field Camp. Mingle with teams who have skied to the Pole; watch the sun circle the sky; and sleep in an expedition tent. There is plenty of time to savor all that the South Pole has to offer, before returning to Union Glacier Camp the following day.
Ski to the South Pole
Ski the Last Degree
Ski the last 60 nautical miles (111 km/69 mi) to the South Pole and experience first-hand the challenges faced by early explorers. Savor the physical demands of sled hauling; camp out on the high polar plateau; enjoy the bonds of friendship built through shared challenge; and know that you have arrived at the ultimate destination—the South Pole—through your own effort and determination. All this in a two-week experience.
Ski South Pole
Embark on one of the most extreme expeditions imaginable, an endeavor that will test your strength, endurance and resolve to the limit. Ski South Pole is the ultimate challenge, an overland ski expedition that spans an entire Antarctic season and traverses from the edge of the frozen Antarctic continent, to the Geographic South Pole, led all the way by one of our highly experienced polar guides. Choose from three routes that will challenge the hardiest of polar explorers. And at the end…savor that delightful moment when it is all over and you have succeded in this astonishing achievement.