WOMEN'S POLAR SKILLS CHALLENGE

WOMEN'S POLAR SKILLS CHALLENGE

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01

DAYS

06

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06

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LEVEL

01

DAYS

06

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY | £250

PRICE | £6,995

LEVEL

01

DAYS

06

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY | £250

PRICE | £6,995

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Mission: To ski-tour 16km into a pristine polar wilderness and camp out in sub-zero temperatures

As someone who doesn’t come from an expedition background - I was a working mum with a normal busy life - I’m dedicated to getting more women out on adventures. They offer so much in terms of team spirit, resourcefulness and learning – things that can be used in day-to-day life, or on future trips. The aim is for women to be able to learn skills, push their comfort zones, but most of all, to have fun. An all-women environment is a supportive, inclusive place, and this dedicated expedition promises to be special.


WENDY SEARLE - EXPEDITION LEADER

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It was probably the best experience of my life so far. The ice crystals in my hair quickly melted, but my sense of personal polar pride remains at a plateau. By endurance we do conquer, it seems. 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your introduction to polar skills. Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, in low temperatures, with a light backpack or pulk. You should have a fair level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

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Your introduction to polar skills. Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. You should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.


Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-CHALLENGE PREPARATION ↓

EQUIPMENT ↓

TRAVEL ↓

ACCOMODATION ↓

MEALS ↓

LEVEL

Your introduction to polar skills. Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. You should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.


Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

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MEET YOUR GUIDE

We work with some of the very best polar guides, ensuring the highest possible safety, tuition and expertise on every expedition. Every Shackleton Challenge has at least two highly-qualified guides, led by Director of Expeditions Louis Rudd, and managed by Expedition Manager, Wendy Searle – between them they have accumulated thousands of miles on foot in polar regions. You will have several interactions with Wendy and Louis prior to departure, they will advise on pre-expedition training, kit recommendation and what to expect when on a Shackleton Challenge.

We work with some of the very best polar guides, ensuring the highest possible safety, tuition and expertise on every expedition. This Challenge will be led by Shackleton Challenges Expedition Manager, Wendy Searle – who in 2020 became the 7th woman in history to reach the South Pole solo, unassisted and unsupported. In addition to extensive personal expedition success, she has successfully guided and supported more than twenty Shackleton Challenges in Iceland, Norway and Antarctica. You will have several interactions with Wendy prior to departure, she will advise on pre-expedition training, kit recommendation and what to expect when on the Women's Polar Skills Shackleton Challenge.

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