South Pole Expedition Flight
A WORLD-FIRST JOURNEY!!
On this approx. 16-hour return flight, we aim to celebrate some of Antarctica’s most illustrious Antarctica history. Weather and time permitting, we plan to follow Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s route to the South Pole on the outward journey. We will endeavour to pass over Ross Island, which Scott used as his base for his attempts on the South Pole. From there, we plan to follow Scott’s route south across the Ross Ice Shelf towards the Transantarctic mountains, where it may be possible to fly over the Beardmore Glacier, which Scott used as his pathway from the Ross Ice Shelf up to the Polar Plateau.
From the Transantarctic Mountains, we will continue across the Antarctica Polar Plateau (the dome of ice that comprises central Antarctica) all the way to the South Pole. Conditions and regulatory approval allowing, we hope to see the South Pole Station, manned year around by a team of international scientists.
If time allows, we hope to return via Roald Amundsen’s South Pole route, travelling South to the Axel Heiberg Glacier, which was Amundsen’s route from the Ross Ice Shelf to the Polar Plateau. From there, we will attempt to travel across the Ross Ice Shelf to the Bay of Whales, Amundsen’s start points, and the location Amundsen moored his ship, the Fram, for his South Pole expedition. It is from here that we will make our way back towards Melbourne, Australia, where the flight will end.
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This is a magical trip that few can claim to have done - imagine being one of the few individuals in human history to have visited the South Pole.
This is a great opportunity to retrace from the air historic routes taken by Scott and Amundsen and witness some of the most beautiful landscapes ever.
Travel with a team of Antarctica experts who will explain the landscapes and the complex history of the explorers who tried to tame the continent as you fly.