South Pole Flight
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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. But the South Pole is only part of what makes this an incredible Antarctic expedition. You'll also get to explore the beauty of Antarctica's northern latitudes, with stunning mountains and geographical features that you won't find anywhere else on the planet. This expedition is perfect for people who want to experience the heart of Antarctica's interior including the South Pole but who 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 expedition to the White Continent.
Dates & Rates
Night At South Pole Dates (Three Glaciers Luxury Camp):
January 3-9, 2023
$68,650 USD per person
Night At South Pole Dates (Union Glacier Camp):
December 29, 2022 - January 3, 2023
$58,950 per person
South Pole Flight Dates
(Union Glacier Camp):
December 7-12, 2022 and January 9-14, 2023
$54,500 per person
Includes all accommodations and meals while in Antarctica, guide(s), permits, communication & safety gear.
DAY 1-2: Arrive in Punta Arenas. Gear check and pre-flight briefing. The fun begins!
Weather permitting we'll fly to Antarctica.
Spend the day at Union Glacier basecamp.
Weather permitting, we'll fly to the South Pole during this time.
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.
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.
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!
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.