Antarctica is the world’s last great wilderness, remaining almost completely undeveloped and unpopulated, due to the hostility of its climate. It is a land of true extremes, which epitomizes the very idea of remoteness, harshness and isolation. It is also extremely beautiful and those who are drawn by Antarctica’s mystique can be richly rewarded with experiences and panoramas powerful enough to alter a person’s whole perspective
In the early days of its exploration, Antarctica was a forcing ground for bravery and endurance, qualities synonymous with its first explorers, such as Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton. Even now, apart from a few scientific research bases, Antarctica and the Ellsworth Mountains would remain the domain of such people were it not for Vinson Massif.
At 4,897m, Mount Vinson isn’t as high as the other Seven Summits, but as an expedition experience, climbing Vinson can be likened to the top of a major 8,000-meter Himalayan peak, with all the cold and commitment, but without the altitude.
The South Pole
Ski The Last Degree is the ideal choice for those who want the serious challenge of a polar expedition but do not have the time or resources to commit to a full-length expedition from the coast. The journey begins at 89° South, where we are dropped by twin otter to travel by ski the last 60 nautical miles (111km) to the most southerly point on Earth – the Geographic South Pole.
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