Looking for the next great undiscovered drive? What about driving so far south, you actually hit the South Pole?
Come November, you can make it happen on a roughly two-week-long road trip across Antarctica with Explorations Company.
Sound intrepid? That’s just the start. Travellers will have a chance to hike Antarctica’s highest mountain, Mt. Vinson (it clocks in at 3km high); cross-country ski across the tundra; and locate the point on the Earth where all 24 time zones meet and time loses all conventional meaning. And if all the stars align, you can even try to break the world record for the fastest Antarctic crossing.
It’s all part of two exclusive trips that accommodate no more than six travellers a piece-at a price tag of US$165,000 (NZ$234,000) per person.
“These sorts of things just don’t get done, and that’s what makes it so special,” said Nicola Shepherd, owner and director of the Explorations Company, whose forte is in linking travellers with world-class conservationists in the world’s wildest corners, such as Botswana and India. Here in Antarctica, it’s climate researchers whom she’s connected with-and who originated these frozen voyages.