POLAR PIONEERS

CHALLENGE

POLAR PIONEERS

CHALLENGE

LEVEL

2-4

DAYS

19

TEAM SIZE

5

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LEVEL

2-4

DAYS

19

TEAM SIZE

5

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY | £7000

PRICE | £62,995

LEVEL

2-4

DAYS

19

TEAM SIZE

5

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY £7000

PRICE | £62,995

BOOK A 30-MINUTE INTRODUCTORY CALL WITH OUR CHALLENGES TEAM TO FIND THE RIGHT SHACKLETON CHALLENGE FOR YOU.

Mission: To journey from Union Glacier into the wilderness of the Heritage Mountain Range to summit a pristine Antarctic peak.

Write your own chapter in the pioneering history of Antarctica on this unique Shackleton Challenge. Launching from our HQ at Union Glacier, you will ski-travel or skidoo into the Heritage Range which forms the Southern region of the highest mountain range in Antarctica, the Ellsworth Mountain system. The stunning topography consists of ridges, peaks, escarpments and nunataks within a network of intervening glaciers. Led by our world-class team of expert polar and mountaineering guides, you will enjoy a multi-day ski journey following a majestic route into the heart of the mountains. With ice couloirs, classic ridge traverses, rock pyramids and hidden valleys, the Heritage range offers a Challenge to suit any climber’s level of experience. It is here where we will transition into mountaineering mode and you will make an ascent of a peak in the area. Once descended, you will journey back to Union Glacier by ski or skidoo. This is a truly remarkable Challenge, combining two expedition experiences into one compelling adventure.

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The great outdoors doesn't get any greater than this. I thought I knew myself but then we had 70mph winds, -25°C and 36 hours in a tent. Now I know myself!

LIAM, LONDON

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LEVEL

WHAT'S INCLUDED

A multi-level opportunity, this Challenge has controllable variables which can be scaleable to the individual's experience and ambitions. Expect multi-day or multi-week, very remote expeditions, carrying, dragging or transporting backpacks or pulks over challenging terrain in the world’s extreme environments. Depending on your chosen level, a good to excellent level of fitness is required. As a minimum you will face challenging ascents or distances whilst camping in the elements and eating expedition rations. You will need some previous expedition experience. A reminder, that regardless of your current capability, we can help you improve to reach your goal, whether that be any level from 1 to 5.

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Expect multi-week, extremely remote expeditions, carrying or dragging heavy-load backpacks or pulks over challenging terrain in the very corners of the world’s harshest environments. An elite level of fitness is required – you will be on the move for up to 10 hours a day for over 40 days, camping in the elements every night, and eating expedition rations. You will need a very high level of experience of ski-touring and cold-weather camping on multi-day trips.


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

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Expect multi-week, extremely remote expeditions, carrying or dragging heavy-load backpacks or pulks over challenging terrain in the very corners of the world’s harshest environments. An elite level of fitness is required – you will be on the move for up to 10 hours a day for over 40 days, camping in the elements every night, and eating expedition rations. You will need a very high level of experience of ski-touring and cold-weather camping on multi-day trips.


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

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

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AVAILABILITY

03.01.23

—14.01.23

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2024/2025

30.12.24

—17.01.25

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TOTAL | £62,995

MEET YOUR GUIDES

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. 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.

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