Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 9, 2010
Polar Explorers, a division of The Northwest Passage Adventures, announces a special South Pole Centennial Expedition in commemoration of Roald Amundsen's 1911 discovery of the South Pole. Like Polar Explorers' other polar flight and ski expeditions, the South Pole Centennial Expedition suits travelers ready to embrace the physical and mental challenges of the harsh yet enchantingly beautiful polar environments. Polar Explorers' guides ensure that all team members acquire all the necessary equipment, skills and knowledge for a successful and rewarding South Pole expedition.
Upon arriving on Antarctica via Cape Town, South Africa, trip participants experience all things Antarctic including an extended visit to the South Pole, observation of the Queen Maud Land Mountains, a visit to an emperor penguin colony as well as a tour of an international research station. Adventurous team members who wish to travel in the footsteps of Amundsen and Scott can opt to ski the last 20 kilometers to the pole, spending one night en route in expedition tents. Team members who prefer to fly to the South Pole will meet up with the ski team at the South Pole where they will a special tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station before spending the night at the South Pole in expedition tents. The polar expedition team hunkers down to stay the night at the South Pole in expedition tents.
“This is truly a special time to be in the Antarctic,” says Polar Explorers founder and executive director, Rick Sweitzer, who has been guiding trips to the North and South Poles since 1993. “The challenge of the distances to be covered in ferocious conditions and the stark Antarctic beauty captivated Shackleton, Scott, Amundsen and their eager crews. One hundred years later we are going back to celebrate that passion for discovery with kindred adventurers.”
To reserve a spot on this unique South Pole Centennial Expedition call +001.847.256.4409.
2011 South Pole Centennial Expedition Dates
December 9 – 17, 2011 (Friday – Saturday) 9 days, 8 nights
Depart: Cape Town, South Africa
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Polar Explorers has been organizing and guiding trips to the North Pole, South Pole and Greenland for over 18 years, including the first dogsled and ski expedition to the North Pole for amateur adventurers as well as many other notable “firsts”. Polar Explorers ranks among the Top 20 “Best Outfitters on Earth” according to National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Polar Explorers and its sister company The Northwest Passage provide award-winning adventures around the world.
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