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Polar explorer

Travel to the South Pole to Discover Antarctica in a New Perspective

Learn what it takes to survive in Antarctica from one of the most experienced and accomplished polar explorers of our time, Ben

Introduction

Looking for a scintillating Survivor style challenge – albeit with plenty of luxury to keep you warm and comfortable? Jet into Antarctica to join polar explorer and endurance athlete, Ben Saunders for four exhilarating days as he teaches you the basic skills you need to be polar explorer. Ben has covered more than 7,000 kilometers (nearly 4350 miles) of Arctic and Antarctic terrain over the last 20 years and will teach you how to pack your sled, drive a 6x6 Arctic truck over glaciers and rocks, scale a wall of sheer ice and traverse a glacier using crampons and an ice axe. The experience culminates as you test out your new skills while camping on a glacier for the evening. In between learning what it takes to survive in extreme conditions, enjoy the warmth and comfort of the only luxury accommodation in Antarctica with eco-friendly, fully insulated, cutting edge sleeping pods, gourmet cuisine and the finest wines.

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Highlights

  • Learn Antarctic survival skills from an expert
  • Scale walls of ice and traverse a glacier using crampons and ice axes
  • Explore a stunning network of caves that are unique to this region
  • Camp out on a glacier

Highlights

  • Learn Antarctic survival skills from an expert
  • Scale walls of ice and traverse a glacier using crampons and ice axes
  • Explore a stunning network of caves that are unique to this region
  • Camp out on a glacier
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Luxury pod accommodations in Antarctica

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Stunning scenery, epic adventure and the ultimate adventure enjoyed in luxury, safety and style.

When to visit

While winters are harsh and inhospitable our Antarctic expeditions take place in the milder summer months from November to March when temperatures reach up to a pleasant 15ºC (59ºF). With 24-hour sunlight, the long summer days grant plenty of time to explore the scenic wonderland.

4 Days / 3 Nights Itinerary

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Day 1

Cape Town | Antarctica

Board your private jet in Cape Town to cross the polar circle and fly into 24-hour daylight as you soar over the mighty icebergs of the Southern Ocean. Touching down at Wolf’s Fang private runway spend the afternoon amidst the spectacular, kilometre-high monoliths of jagged rock, from which the runway takes its name.

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Day 2

Nunatak Summit | Artic Truck Exploration

Ben is on a mission to train you not only how to survive but how to thrive in Antarctica. Training begins with crampons on your feet and an ice-axe in your hands as we scale a vertical wall of ice and ‘top out’ on the stony summit.

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Day 3

Glacier Camping

Ben will help you pack your sled with all the essentials for a night on a glacier and ensure you are ready for one of the most remote campsites on earth. We will cross country ski (or walk) into the mountains, passing huge cliff faces, wind scoops and iridescent blue ice, channelling the pioneering spirit of great explorers as we set up camp for the night.

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Day 4

Ice Tunnels | Ice Waves

Descending below Whichaway Camp, you will discover a wintery wonderland where ice blue tunnels created by meltwater extend for hundreds of meters. Your trip may have come to an end but memories of your survival challenge in Antarctica and the skills you learned on the polar plateau will last a lifetime.

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Luxury adventure into the heart of Antarctica

With a maximum of 12 guests, each expedition is highly personalized and can be as relaxing or thrilling as you wish

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