The expedition will begin on the 20 hour flight from Halifax to Punta Arenas. Once in Punta Arenas, when the weather permits, a flight on an Ilyushin IL-76 Russian transport plane will take us onto the frozen ice runway of Union Glacier. After that it will be one teenage girl and her father with two heavy sleds, four skis and 1 tent.
They will face the minus 40 degree Celsius weather, an elevation of 9,000ft, severe katabatic headwinds (the winds from the polar plateau that come down to the coast) and many difficult snow conditions. This is what the journey will consist of. Two Canadians with a big goal, alone on the ice of Antarctica, skiing to the Geographic South Pole.