20 Nov Arrive Punta Arenas
21 Nov Punta Arenas
Day 1 Fly via private aircraft to the Union Glacier Camp
Day 2 Breakfast, briefing and advice on the intricacies of daily life in the Antarctic followed by a tour of the camp,
Day 3 Practice with expedition tents, sledges then a short ski and camp overnight on the ice.
25 Nov - 8 Dec
Days 4 - 18 Fly to the Thiel Mountains by ski equipped twin otter aircraft, refuel and fly on to be set down at 88° 23S the same latitude reached by Shackleton before he had to turn back.
The next 14 days ski 97 miles to the Geographic South Pole
Day 19 Final day of the trek; ski to the most southerly point on earth - the Geographic South Pole. A guided tour of Amundsen-Scott Scientific Station. Depending again on weather conditions either camp overnight at the Pole or fly the 6 hours over the Polar plateau back to Union Glacier and a celebration dinner.
10 Dec Depart Punta Arenas
11 Dec Arrive UK