If you caught last month’s issue of Whitelines, then you’ll know exactly what gnarly terrain Antarctica offers. A decade ago, riding this desolate continent would have been unthinkable. Now it’s not just the likes of Xavier de le Rue that can journey there, you can too.
New Zealand based company Adventure Consultants run extreme snowboarding expeditions to Antarctica (among other far-flung destinations). One of the most spectacular is the 16-day climbing and shredding trip up Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest mountain. You’ll fly from Punta Arenas in Chile to Antarctica before boarding another plane to the base camp at Vinson Massif. Five to six days will be spent hiking, camping and riding to top camp. From there, it’s up to the summit. As you can imagine, they only take very experienced riders with alpine touring experience – so probably worth getting off the baby runs before attempting this.
From US $40,000 per person