Travelling to the Bottom of South America

December 14: Travelling to the Bottom of South America To get to the bottom of the world from the Northern Hemisphere is a long journey. I boarded my flight to Santiago, Chile at 10:15pm in Toronto. I will fly to Santiago first then take my next flight to Punta Arenas. The flight to Santiago from…

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Training for Antarctica

Over a period of 30 days I will be leading an expedition to Antarctica to ski the last degree to the South Pole and to climb Mount Vinson (the highest peak in Antarctica). Individually each of these goals is very challenging physically and mentally and to do both back to back is a serious undertaking.…

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Who Will I Be Leading?

Starting December 18 I will be leading a South Pole last degree ski expedition, followed by a climb of Mount Vinson (the highest peak in Antarctica). This is what is referred to as a Antarctic combo and is offered through Mountain Professionals who I will be guiding for. Ryan Waters is the founder of Mountain…

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A Day in the Life of a South Pole Explorer

So you are thinking of signing up to ski to the South Pole are you. But you are wondering, what is a typical day like on an expedition to the South Pole. Well, have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? Routine is critical on a South Pole expedition. Routine creates efficiencies and helps to…

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North Pole Expedition Announcement

In April of 2020 I will be leading an expedition to the Geographic North Pole. Read below for some details and if this sounds fun to you please contact me. I have 1-2 spots left on the permit. In just a few short years this amazing expedition will be impossible due to climate change impacting…

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Environmental Protection In Antarctica

We humans do not always do the right thing, but in the case of Antarctica we have been pretty good (so far). After the early years of expeditioning in Antarctica we decided it was not a good idea to leave trash everywhere and to introduce foreign animal species onto the continent. Many of the early…

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Mount Vinson

Mount Vinson is the highest mountain in Antarctica at 4892m and one of the 7 summits. It was discovered in 1958, by a US Navy aircraft. It was first climbed in 1966. If Mount Vinson were not one of the 7 summit few people would go there. It is a beautiful mountain, but besides being…

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The South Pole

The South Pole lies at the extreme bottom of our planet. Until 1911 no human, or anything else that we are aware of, had ever stood at the South Pole. Before this time Antarctica was known as Terra Australis Incognita (unknown southern land). The word Antarctica refers to the opposite of the Arctic Circle at…

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Antarctica Bound

Once again I am fortunate to be travelling to Antarctica. This will be my fourth visit to the most remote and inhospitable and beautiful continent on our planet. Every time I return from Antarctica I believe it will be my last visit, and then another opportunity pops up. About 3 weeks ago my friend Ryan…

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