PolarExplorers is the premiere polar guiding company, helping individuals from around the world achieve their dreams of standing at the North or South Pole, or exploring other exotic destinations in the high Arctic or Antarctic. We have been guiding polar expeditions for 20 years and our guides have led a combined 50+ polar expeditions and adventures.
Happy Birthday to Barry Gray on our Shackleton Crossing Team! Keep up the good recovery work.
The team completed their Crossing of South Georgia Island yesterday! Early yesterday afternoon the team was picked up by zodiac and rendezvoused with the rest of their shipmates at Fortuna bay where the Plancius was waiting for them.
Update from Expedition Leader Annie Aggens:
The wind and waves picked up overnight and we were rocking and rolling all day. Waves were splashing over the bow and coming as high as the dining room windows. By 4 PM the wind was was sustained at 36 knots and the max gust was 64 knots. Seas 4-5 meters with an occasional 6-7 meter wave. Most people are faring OK. Some of us retreat to our rooms for some time lying flat on our beds.
We expect to reach the Falklands early tomorrow morning and dock on the Northeast side of Steeple Jason Island.
Antarctica: Way South on Skis
2011 Tours of a Lifetime
By Margaret Loftus
New this year; physically challenging
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's arrival in the South Pole on December 14, 1911, by skiing