South Pole Custom

Your objective, our expertise.

Allow Icetrek to engineer your ultimate trip

Antarctica offers unbridled opportunities for adventure and exploration. Skiing, mountaineering, kiting, flying, fat biking, sightseeing, photography...the choices are endless, limited only by your imagination.

  • Gateway Punta Arenas or Cape Town
  • Distance up to 3000km
  • Days on Ice between 0 and 85
  • Daily Distance your choice
  • Temp. Range -5 to -35°C
  • Sled Weight up to +100kg
  • Challenge 1 to 6 What's this?
  • Conditions Your choice
  • Challenges Your choice

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Punta Arenas or Cape Town. Meet your Icetrek guide and check-in to hotel

Day 2

Review itinerary, equipment and food. Preparations for departure to Antarctica.

Day 3

Technical briefing before departure

Day 4

Fly to Union Glacier Camp or ALCI Airbase in Antarctica (weather dependent). Remain at either of these bases while you prepare for your expedition.

Day 5 -

Undertake custom project and return to Punta Arenas or Cape Town


  • Briefing followed by refreshments one day prior to departure
  • Airport transfers for Antarctic flights
  • All flights associated with the expedition program
  • Meals and accommodation at Union Glacier or Oasis Guesthouse
  • Food and stove fuel during the expedition
  • Icetrek guide(s)
  • Use of specialist equipment including tents, sleds and cooking equipment (see equipment list).
  • Safety/navigation/communications equipment
  • 22kg weight allowance (inc. food and group equipment)
  • 15% discount on selected Icetrek Equipment


  • Travel to and from Cape Town or Punta Arenas
  • Hotel transfers for non-Antarctic flights
  • Hotel accommodation in Cape Town of Punta Arenas (we can help you find appropriate accommodation at your preferred budget).
  • Excess baggage above the allowance
  • Additional costs (accommodation, meals etc.) due to changes beyond our control ie. weather delays
  • Evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation costs and/or insurance

You can select Punta Arenas, Chile or Cape Town, South Africa as your gateway town. Both offer unique opportunities.

Punta Arenas

From Punta you fly to Union Glacier Camp. Nestled among the Ellsworth Mountains, it is a beautiful place from where you can embark on a multitude of trips. Virgin peaks for the mountaineer, beautiful glaciers for the adventurous trekker, Mount Vinson for the highest climb in Antarctica. Union Glacier is also your passport to more remote destinations - Emperor penguin rookeries, icebergs, the South Pole. It's also the perfect place to make final preparations for a major polar undertaking; a ski expedition to the South Pole, a kiting expedition from the South Pole to the coast, a complete traverse of Antarctica, the options are almost unlimited.

Cape Town

Access to Antarctica from this beautiful city is also easy and offers a multitude of unique opportunities. You fly to the ALCI Airbase in Queen Maud Land and if you prefer a little luxury check in to the Oasis Guesthouse, a refurbished Antarctic station with all the typical amenities you find in a guesthouse - comfortable beds, power, dining room, cinema, toilets and showers. Step outside and you are surrounded by the delights Antarctica - birdlife, snowy hills, ice cliffs, the distant plateau. Further afield are ice shelves, mountains, penguin rookeries, icebergs and the classic granite spires of Holtanna and Ulvetanna. Embark on a major ski expedition to the South Pole or ski through the Queen Maud Mountains. Build your own expedition.

We work with you through the entire process, from receiving your embryonic idea to shaping it into a feasible plan to bringing it to life within the beauty and challenge that is Antarctica.

Dream big. Live bigger. Begin!

Latam Airlines fly daily to Punta Arenas, Chile.

Many airlines fly to Cape Town, South Africa, including South African Airways, British Airways, KLM, Qatar, Lufthansa, Air France, Singapore and others.

South Pole Custom

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