Take part in this once in a lifetime trip to the North Pole.
1909 Robert Peary, his partner Matthew Henson, and four Inuit reached
the North Pole. They were recognised as the first, although there is
still controversy surrounding this claim, as some believe the men missed
the North Pole by several miles. Following many further failed
expeditions, by sled, balloon, airship and ship, the Pole was next
witnessed in 1926, but it was 1948 before anyone actually stood there.
Travelling across the dynamic polar ice requires patience and
agility, not to mention a flexible attitude to deal with the many
obstacles that pop up over the course of each day and which ultimately
make reaching the North Pole all the more satisfying.
You will ski and sledge for around 8 hours per day, in the process
encountering many challenges and breathtaking scenery. If conditions are
good, your route will take you across large pans of flat ice that
present few obstacles. When conditions are less favourable, however, you
will have to manoeuvre around open water leads and over pressure ridges
that can range from 1-5 meters in height.
On your expedition you will really have to ‘muck in’. You will
participate in all aspects of the expedition including setting up camp
This is all part of the challenge as you reach your goal - the
geographic North Pole. Only a select few make it each year. This is your
chance to add your name to the short list of adventurers who have made
the ultimate journey to the top of the world!