ANTARCTICA â In just more than two weeks, a team with professional guiding company Polar Explorers will reach the South Pole.
They will do so almost exactly 100 years after a team led by Robert Falcon Scott, the first British explorer to ever reach the pole. Scott was beaten to be pole by a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen, and perished with his team on the return, but remains a hero to explorers worldwide. The nearby Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is named for both explorers. The team will reach the pole after 60 days of travel through some of the most extreme conditions on planet Earth. Though the Antarctic summer provides constant sunlight, temperatures are very rarely above zero degrees Fahrenheit and winds can create complete whiteouts. The team's journey has been chronicled online, and members will be available to satellite phone interviews with prior notice. About Polar Explorers Polar Explorers is the polar arm of The Northwest Passage, which guides adventure trips on land and at sea all across the planet. Polar Explorers has been leading people of all abilities to the very ends of the earth for almost 20 years. The company has guided trips to the North Pole since 1993, and leads clients there by ski, dogsled, and direct flight. They have guided similar trips to the South Pole since 2002, and also lead guided ski trips across the ice fields of Greenland and cruises of both polar regions. Contact: Nancy Harrison, Adventure Media970firstname.lastname@example.org