A team celebrates at the South Pole during our South Pole Flight

South Pole Flight

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South Pole Flight

There aren't too many places more remote, unique or fascinating than the South Pole. Here, in the center of Antarctica, way up on the Antarctic Plateau (9,300 feet / 2835 m of elevation) lies the rotational axis of the Earth. Everything from this point lies North. You can walk through all time zones and pass through all lines of longitude in a few steps. You'll have the chance to visit the Geographical South Pole and the Ceremonial South Pole which both lie adjacent to the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station. This expedition is perfect for people who want to experience the South Pole but are not interested in skiing there on our South Pole Last Degree Ski Expedition or Full South Pole Ski Expedition. It's also a great fit for people with busy schedules who are looking for a shorter duration expedition. 

Dates & Rates

Night At South Pole Dates:

January 3-9, 2022 ($64,100 per person) Based out of Three Glaciers Luxury Camp 

December 29, 2021 - January 3, 2022 ($51,250 per person) Based from Union Glacier Camp

South Pole Flight Dates:

December 12-20, 2021 and January 9-14, 2022 ($51,250 per person)

Inclusions:

Includes all accommodations and meals while in Antarctica, guide(s), permits, communication & safety gear.

Itinerary

DAY 1-2: Arrive in Punta Arenas. Gear check and pre-flight briefing. The fun begins!

DAY 3

Weather permitting we'll fly to Antarctica.

DAY 4

Spend the day at Union Glacier basecamp.

DAY 5-6

Weather permitting, we'll fly to the South Pole during this time.

DAY 7-8

These days are built into the PolarExplorer itinerary to give you time to explore the area surrounding Union Glacier basecamp, and also to allow for weather delays with the South Pole flight.

DAY 9

Weather permitting we'll depart for the return flight to Punta Arenas. The following morning head out to explore this beautiful region, or head to the airport for your flight home.

Read the full itinerary here.

Qualifications

Our North and South Pole Flights are for people who want to experience the North & South Poles, but don't have the time, desire or funding to do a longer expedition. People on these Polar Flights have ranged in age from 1 to 81 years! All of these trips require that you can climb several stairs into and out of the plane and walk across the uneven terrain of the ice. We can assist you as necessary.The South Pole Flight requires you to sleep in a tent (with a very warm sleeping bag) at altitude (depending on the itinerary you choose). To best enjoy this polar adventure you should be in moderate to good shape.

 

Please contact us with further questions!

Equipment

Upon registration, you will receive a comprehensive gear guide that explains the importance of each item as well as gear recommendations from our past participants. Please contact us for more information about your personal gear and group gear for this expedition.

Several items on our equipment checklist are available from our store. 

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