South Pole and Vinson
Join me live on my journey to the South Pole
South Pole & Mt. Vinson
At the time of this writing, on November 15, 2021, I am in Punta Arenas, Chile, one of the southernmost cities in the world. (See the gallery below for a map of where Punta Arenas is located). From here, I will fly to Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica. I don’t know what that plane will look like yet, but I can’t wait to find out. Once I get to Union Glacier, I will spend a few days there training, preparing and practicing our systems before the full expedition begins.
As soon as we get an open weather window, we will then fly from Union Glacier Camp to the base of the Axel Heiberg Glacier on the Ross Ice Shelf (see the gallery for a map of Antarctica and where our start point will be). Once we reach the start point, we will then spend 30-40 days skiing up the Axel Heiberg glacier to the bottom of the world.
With a team of 3 other polar explorers, I will be following in the footsteps of Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. We will be navigating through a maze of crevasses known as the Devil’s Ballroom and walking on a spot of land that only 49 other human beings have ever set foot on.
Upon reaching the South Pole, a plane will pick us up and we will fly back to Union Glacier Camp. There, I will rest for a few days before flying to the base camp of Mt. Vinson to climb the tallest mountain in Antarctica.
All in all, I will be spending about 2 months in the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth.
I am beyond excited to see what doors this expedition will open within my soul…
(This description about the expedition will be updated once I complete the journey.)
This is the planned route for this expedition. The map above shows where I am currently located in real time…