Forums from Antarctica
Posted by kimberish
Yeah, the competition is pretty stiff. At least for the US bases. But it CAN be done if you are determined and/or lucky or just have unique skills that they need. I clawed my way in from the bottom. But once you get in, it is much easier to stay in ...
Posted by radsolv
5 Nov 04 Not sure what you're talking about -- back packing to the poles. Are you like talking about strapping on a pack and hiking like you might on a trek to say Everest base camp which is easily doable. I just looked at my globe and noted some ...
Posted by Jonboy
Southern tip of Chile - you'd freeze your arse off if you tried to walk across Greenland. Anything closer is just a frozen tundra. Most realistic way of geting anywhere close to a pole is to take a cruise to antartica. I don't think you can ...
Posted by lucky
Hmmm tough one... I think South America would be definately the easiest way to get the closest to the south pole. Not sure how Greenland is but backpacking there sounds challenging. The LonelyPlanet web site has some sweet pics though.
Posted by andrea
I have a friend who toured South America and talked about her proximity to the South Pole from the bottom tip of Chile. You're definitely getting close that far south!
Posted by elbaboon
Now that is an interesting idea.... what is the closest you can get to the poles backpacking?. Greenland?. Iceland?. Has anybody done anything along those lines?.