By Dave Pape - own work, using Blue Marble data from http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2433, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1247252
By Dave Pape - own work, using Blue Marble data from http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2433, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1247252

The Journey

I will be attempting to ski from Hercules Inlet on the land coast of Antarctic to the South Pole.

The trip will be a guided, supported journey of 702 miles (1130 km) pulling my own equipment and food supplies between air drop resupplies.

The Why

I ran out of treks and challenges to do in 2 weeks off work! After a trip up Kilimanjaro and numerous multi-day treks I realised I needed bigger challenges. So, in 2016, I signed up to a polar training course in Norway for interest.

I thought I would either hate it, love it but have my interest satisfied or maybe want to do a last degree ski.

In the end I caught the bug and set my mind on a full journey.