top of page
A tent and sled on the polar sea near the North Pole during our last degree ski trek.

OPT-IN (Online Polar Training)

“Great preparation for the "big event" in April and I feel loads more confident that
a) I have made the right decision to do this with PolarExplorers
and b) that I can succeed!” 

—  Name, Title

Online Polar TraininG

If you're looking for expert advice or if you need one-on-one help preparing for an expedition let us know. We have nearly 30 years of organizing expeditions and helping people train for their adventures. Our OPT-IN Sessions (Online Polar Training) offer phone/video consultation along with an online curriculum to help you make the most of your pre-expedition preparations. 


OPT-IN Complete

A comprehensive eight-session mentorship program covering five tracks (physical training, equipment, diet & menu, expedition skills and a catch-all "other" category). Each 90 minute session is one-on-one, video based instruction and discussion with a PolarExplorers guide. Audio/visual resources are provided and assignments are given between sessions to keep you engaged and prepared for the next session.

OPT-IN A La Carte

Choose from over 40 polar expedition related topics for in-depth review. Each 90 minute session offers one-on-one video based instruction and discussion. Up to three topics can be covered in each 90 minute session but fewer topics allow for more in-depth review. 


Contact us for more details.

Dates & Rates


Flexible dates based on your schedule.

2021 Price:

$3,000 USD OPT-IN Complete
$300/hour OPT-IN a La Carte


All instruction, video and audio resources, certificate of completion for OPT-IN Complete.


Topics that will be covered in OPT-IN Complete (or are electives in OPT-IN A La Carte) include:

  • Caloric map

  • GPS

  • Stove use & repair

  • Layers and layering

  • Hands, face, feet

  • Boots/bindings/skis

  • Tents

  • Cooking

  • Insurances

  • Power and Coms

  • Health / Hygiene

  • Personal FA / Repair kit

  • Antarctic/Arctic weather

  • Morning/evening routine

  • Weight gain

  • Pulling it all together

  • Sled packing tips

And others...


This is an online training that is accessible to all people regardless of physical capabilities or location. 

It is not intended to replace a hands-on polar training course such as our Polar Shakedown Training or Polar Training Plus seminar. Rather it is meant to provide a solid foundation for all other polar training opportunities. 


Please contact us with further questions!


This is a remote online course. A good internet connection, headset or speakers, web cam and microphone are all that's required. Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype and WhatsApp are all possible options for connecting.

More Pictures

RElated Blog Posts

Training Videos