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Ski Last Degree Add-On

89°S to 90°S

Ski the last 60 nautical miles (69 mi/111 km) to reach the most southerly point on Earth and experience firsthand the challenges faced by early explorers. Ski Last Degree captures the essence of polar exploration in an incredible twelve day expedition.

Duration
12 Days
Activity Level
Price
$42,250 - $42,875

Overview

Ski the last 60 nautical miles (69 mi/111 km) to reach the most southerly point on Earth and experience firsthand the challenges faced by early explorers. Ski Last Degree captures the essence of polar exploration in an incredible twelve day expedition.

You’ll witness the stark beauty and silence of the high polar plateau, feel the physical demands of sled hauling, 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.


Weather

The interior of Antarctica has a cold, dry, windy climate. Average mid-season temperatures at our base camp range from 10F to 25F (-12C to -4C ). On a sunny windless day it can feel quite warm but, when the wind blows, you will be glad of warm layers and a wind jacket. Temperatures can drop as low as -22F (-30C) in early November.

At the South Pole temperatures rarely climb above -13F (-25C) with light winds and wind chill of -40F (-40C).


Activity Level

Extremely Strenuous

Extremely strenuous trips include skiing and climbing expeditions in the most remote corners of Antarctica, where physiological altitude may exceed 11,000 feet (3350m) for many days in a row, and temperatures may drop below (–40°F / –40°C), with severe wind chill and storms. You will be active for 8-12 hours a day carrying or hauling heavy loads for many days in a row. You must have the physical ability to cover a minimum daily distance and the mental stamina to continue in extreme conditions when you are physically tired. Technical skill, a high level of strength and aerobic fitness, and commitment to a dedicated pre-trip training program are required.


Inclusions

What's Included
  • Flight to 89°S from Union Glacier
  • Flight to Union Glacier from South Pole
  • Meals and tented accommodation in Antarctica
  • Camping and skiing equipment
  • Expedition Guide
  • Celebration dinner and Certificate of Achievement
  • Checked luggage up to 55 lb (25 kg)

***Inclusions apply only when purchased as an add-on to another experience package.

What's Not Included
  • Insurance coverage—personal, medical, evacuation, or otherwise
  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas
  • Airport transfers outside of Punta Arenas
  • Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Additional flights within Antarctica
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Expenses incurred due to delays
  • Luggage over 55 lb (25 kg)
  • Satellite phone charges
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Arrival Day: Punta Arenas, Chile

Pre-Departure Day: Luggage Pick-Up & Briefing

Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Day 2-3: Expedition Preparations

Day 4: Fly to 89°S

Day 5-9: Ski to the Pole

Day 10: Arrive at the South Pole

Day 11: Return to Union Glacier

Day 12: Return to Chile

Flexible Departure Day: Fly Home

*Subject to change based on weather and flight conditions.

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