For the centenary celebrations, Adventure Network International is offering two different ways to reach the South Pole – a comfortable fly-in option and a challenging two-week expedition style ski trip. Both options offer the chance to stand at the Pole exactly one hundred years to the day after Amundsen and Scott, and to come away with the feeling that a journey to the South Pole is as significant today as it was all those years ago.
Fly all the way to the South Pole
Adventure Network International is offering a much more comfortable route than taken by Amundsen and Scott, flying by ski-aircraft to the South Pole as part of an 8-day guided South Pole Flight Experience. Guests fly by private transport jet from Punta Arenas, Chile into the interior of Antarctica then, following a few days at their luxurious expedition-style Union Glacier Camp, there is a flight by ski-aircraft all the way to the South Pole itself, covering in several hours the distance that took those early explorers months of hardship to achieve. While standing at 90° South, history will come alive and there’s time for reflection before taking a walk around the world in just a few steps and getting those all-important photos at the holy grail of polar explorers, the Geographic South Pole. Right beside the Pole is Amundsen-Scott station and, during the trip, guests will learn what makes the South Pole such a unique scientific laboratory. Guests will join centenary celebrations of the historic achievements of the station’s namesakes.
Two South Pole Flight departures for this coming Antarctic season have been timed to fit with the centenaries of Amundsen and Scott. 9-16 December 2011 to celebrate Amundsen’s arrival at the Pole on 14 December 1911 and 12-19 January 2012 to honour Scott reaching the Pole on 17 January 1912.
Price: US$40,500 per person to include round trip flights from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica; flights from Union Glacier Camp to the South Pole; meals and tented accommodation at Union Glacier Camp; and services of an expedition guide.
Ski the Last Degree
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Last Degree departure dates from Punta Arenas, Chile: 3-18 December 2011 to coincide with Amundsen’s arrival at the Pole (14 December 1911) and 5-19 January 2012 to match Scott reaching the Pole (17 January 1912).
Price: US$52,500 per person to include round trip flights from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica; flights from Union Glacier Camp to 89° South; meals and tented accommodation in Antarctica; and services of an expedition guide.
Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the Geographic South Pole on 14 December 1911. He forged a brand new route from the Bay of Whales on the Ross Ice Shelf via the Axel Heiberg Glacier, onto the Polar Plateau and the South Pole itself.
Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition started at Ross Island, where Shackleton had also started his expedition some years before. Scott’s route took him across the Ross Ice Shelf, up the Beardmore Glacier and onto the South Pole. But they were too late, not reaching the Pole until 17 January 2011.
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1) Adventure Network International is a US based company that specialises in running programs and providing access for expeditions to Antarctica. The company has been operating for more than 25 years and the safety of their guests is paramount. ANI has a strong environmental ethic and all waste, including human waste, is removed from Antarctica each season to minimize their footprint.
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