Established in 2005 by record-breaking polar explorer duo Patrick and Robyn Woodhead, White Desert Antarctica has since pioneered luxurious journey to Antarctica. The corporate is the one operator to fly friends out of South Africa direct to the Continent, managing and working a singular blue-ice runway. Company arrive by non-public jet and have the choice of distinctive camps, Whichaway – the corporate’s flagship camp, Wolf’s Fang which opened in 2021 – and now Echo, set to open in December 2022.
Providing a carbon-neutral expertise that’s as luxurious as it’s adventurous, White Desert Antarctica permits for individuals apart from scientists and polar explorers to see the wonders of the inside of Antarctica.
Patrick explains that the second of inspiration for White Desert got here throughout a 1,850km expedition on foot throughout Antarctica with three teammates. “For 4 days a storm had raged exterior and all of us had been feeling a bit defeated – we had been getting low on provides and even worse, beginning to inform the identical tales! Then we started to surprise why solely scientists and the occasional polar explorer ever acquired to see the actual Antarctica, the inside of the Nice White Continent.”
Impressed by the seminal age of House exploration, Echo will characteristic six heated, cutting-edge bedrooms ‘sky pods’ which every present commanding views of the dramatic panorama past.
Woodhead describes the atmosphere in Antarctica as having “an enigmatic high quality, from huge white nothingness to skinny spire mountain ranges and rocky moonscapes. House exploration has revealed equally mysterious landscapes throughout the Universe.”
These space-inspired pods are crafted from composite fiberglass and have retro space-age detailing and splendid furnishings in addition to authentic pictures taken from the Worldwide House Station (ISS). The camp will even supply a central lounge space, eating and heated bathe pods.
Situated on the coordinates of 71°32’47” S 8°50’11” E, friends fly from Cape City to Wolf’s Fang Runway, the one completely non-public jet runway in Antarctica, after which take a 6X6 arctic safari car or Star Wars impressed land sled to get to the ultra-luxe camp. Upon arrival, friends can be escorted to a personal lounge the place a martini, shaken with 10,000-year-old ice, can be served.
Alongside the imposing mountains of Queen Maud Land, the trendy, trendy new eco-camp can cater to as much as 12 friends. The camp combines an ultra-luxury expertise (there may be an on-site staff of cooks, hosts and skilled guides) with a as soon as in lifetime journey catering to these discerning clientele who’ve who’ve travelled the globe in model. Together with being ultra-exclusive, White Desert Antarctica is proud to impact constructive change by means of journey and alongside the trials this season with Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), they pledge to make use of $1,000 per particular person per journey to Echo on their conservation, group and sustainability initiatives.
Together with scheduling a bucket-list journey to the South Pole or visiting the close by 28,000 robust Emperor Penguin colony, different actions that may be organized embrace: snowboarding, fatbiking, Nunatuk tour, abseiling, mountaineering, an arctic truck safari and mountaineer expeditions.
The corporate affords expeditions between 5 and eight days, with a beginning price utilizing Whichaway of $62,500/particular person or a camp buyout beginning at $750,000. All lodging, meals and drinks and actions round camp are included. For extra data go to www.white-desert.com or e mail email@example.com.
Pictures regarding Echo / Antarctica could be credited ‘Courtesy of White Desert Antarctica’