For those capable of the physical challenge and wishing to say,
"I've reached the North Pole by Ski ".

   Ski crossing along the route 89 Degrees North Latitude to reach the North Pole


This adventure is for you if you are not satisfied by simply flying to the North Pole and Celebrating with caviar and champagne !!




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It is entirely up to you to experience the most "Exhilarating Adventure in Your Life" !! .... To Ski the Last Degree.   stepping into the ski prints left by the legendary explorers! You'll see the same landscapes. The same wind will push you forward or on the contrary will hamper your movement toward the cherished goal. The same ice hummocks will block your way and you will negotiate them. The drift of ice fields will not respect the hard work of your tremendous efforts to move forward… But at the end of the day you'll reach the top of the planet regardless of all obstacles! We'll take you from Spitzbergen, Svalbard to the Drifting Ice Base. You'll  stay there 1 day to check your equipment and acclimate, before you set out on the ice. We'll place you out on the ice at latitude 89 degrees N. In 5-10 days, when you arrive on the North Pole, you'll stay there for a day and Celebrate your Victory. Then we'll arrive by helicopter to pick you up and return you to the Drifting Ice Base.


 About Global Expeditions Ski Expeditions

Global Expeditions has been operating successful Ski Expeditions to the North Pole for the past 8 years. Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. has been one of the most respected arctic outfitters to take YOU to the North Pole.

The support group consists of a doctor and radio operator who stay in the ice base and control your movements along the route. Quite possibly you have friends or girlfriends who wish to spend a few days at the Ice Base in order to meet you in the Pole, for your Celebration !!




Physical Requirements:

Physical requirements are two-fold. 1) Physical, and 2) Psychological.

You will Ski 8-10 hours a day for 4 to 5 days in order to reach the Pole. The distance of one degree is about 65 miles, but you will encounter several leads that you will need to negotiate maybe 10 miles around and back. Remember you will be hauling sledges behind you as well. I recommend everyone to be physically capable of running 10 miles and to have previous experience with the muscles used in cross-country skiing. Certainly this can be a great inspiration and motivation for making a great exercise regimen for the next year. You must have good aerobic stamina and to have good upper body strength to pull your ski poles, for up to 8-10 hours a day. But you don't have to be superhuman, just in good physical shape.

     Tell us whether you have mountainous, snow, or temperate regions where you are, and we will design a preparatory program for your group. Basically whether skiing or hiking, if you organize a physically challenging 4 day program, you will find out if you have any persons unfit or unwilling for the challenge. You should expect to be able to do 8-10 hours of hiking or cross-country skiing each day. This would be a sufficient criterion for skiing the pole. The psychological aspect should not be overlooked either. There are always unexpected situations that change the itinerary or logistics, and everyone must have a flexible psyche to remain cool under these circumstances.  It is important to "roll with the punches" and to remain calm.


Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. as your outfitter will thoroughly prepare your group for life's most outstanding experience to ski the North Pole. You will receive educational information every step of the way over the months ahead. We invite you to email us with any questions you have and at any time. That's what we're here for. We want you to have the most enjoyable experience ever !!


Itinerary of North Pole Ski Expedition:

Day 1,April - Fly from your country to Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Arrive in Svalbard. Our expedition guides will provide transportation to the hotel. Accommodation at a 3-star hotel, organizational meeting, and a "festive" party. Celebration Tonight !!

Day 2, April - Excursion programs around Svalbard, that you can schedule in advance. 

 Day 3, April -  Flight to the Drifting Ice Base at the North Pole. -   Flight is 3 hours.  Settlement of the North Pole Drifting Ice Base, hereafter referred to as “BORNEO”. This base camp will be located on the largest, safest, most solid pack ice nearest to the Pole. Since we are on the Polar Ice Floe, the base camp may be within 20 miles of the true North Pole, and moves on average of 5 to 16 kilometers per day. You'll be placed out on the ice in the most strategic position of northerly moving ice.  You will be supplied tents, food, heaters, radio communication,  keep in mind that the polar ice cap is roughly two meters thick and the Arctic Ocean underneath is 4,200 meters deep! The ice cap is constantly moving due to the wind and ocean current, so bring your GPS and watch the base camp migrate up to one or two kilometers per hour, on the 1,600 kilometer polar ice cap. The North Pole is more of a GPS location when you are on the ice cap because it is not constant, as on the South pole (a continent, which doesn't move). We will take several of your senior persons in your ski group to fly over the selected ski path to the North Pole. This way you can get the most accurate up to date appraisal of the ice floes and pressure ridges and leads. This will allow you to make any tactical changes to ensure your success on the ice to reach the Pole. The remainder of the day your ski group will acclimate to the Arctic Environment. Organize your group for your assault on the ice the following day.  

Day 4, April  -   Set off for your assault to the North Pole! Ski in the morning for 4 hours followed by a rest and lunch. Then ski again in the afternoon for about 5 hours before stopping and setting up camp. 

Day 5-8, April - For "Ski to the Pole"-  5 Days on the ice.

Trek the glorious Arctic Desert. Skiing 4 to 5 hours in the morning before breaking for lunch and then skiing for 4 to 5 hours in the afternoon before setting up camp for the rest. Organizational meeting discussing the day's activities and the upcoming days expectations. You will have 5 days to reach the North Pole on the "Ski Expedition to the Pole". 

           YOU have arrived at the North Pole!! Celebration all day and night long in the world of eternal sunlight.
 We will arrive with Russian Caviar and champagne to celebrate your spectacular VICTORY!!
Depart the Geographic North Pole back to the Ice Base Camp. And for further celebration with the other expeditioners !!

Day 10, April; 
Depart the Ice Base for Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Transfer aboard the AN-74 Jet Aircraft for your flight back to Svalbard. Landing back in Svalbard. Re-establishing communication, (phones to stateside). Festive party and distribution of commemorative North Pole Certificates. Celebratory Party Night for those brave skiers who "summit" the North Pole.

Day 11, April
 Departure back to Stateside, U.S.A.! Unless you wish to stay in Spitzbergen, Svalbard with a few of us to see more sights.

***The itinerary may change according to the North Pole weather and other logistical variables. We recommend that before you make your airline flight ticket reservations you contact us for the exact dates, which may vary until they are exactly set around February, 2005.


Cost and Gear List :

Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. has been operating as a premier high arctic outfitter for over 10 years. That's why we can offer the best ski treks for the lowest prices.  


  • "Ski the Last Degree to the North Pole" for $15,500.  per person. No other outfitter has offered this low price to join a real North Pole Ski Expedition. 
    But WE can !!
    But the sooner you Book...the less you PAY !!


    Pay your full booking fee before January 1, 2006
    and we will give you the
    super price of: 
     $ 15,300. USD.
    You will save $200.00 USD
    To book now!  Click Here!!
    And if you book and place your Deposit before Christmas, we may have even further
    Savings for
     YOU!! So Contact us Immediately !!

     Hurry Now and Book Today !!
    We offer the above rates, but as the season goes on......these rates are sure to rise !!!!

  • Group Discounts can be Negotiated in Advance

This is a 11 or 12 Day Itinerary for the "Ski Expedition to the Pole"  
(The exact number of days for this itinerary may vary depending on the weather)

This Special Low Rate is not offered by any other outfitter !! 
 Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. has NEVER cancelled an expedition or ski trek, so we'll guarantee a full refund if that ever happened!! 
So expect the greatest experience of your lifetime, because WE'LL GET YOU THERE !!  


Here's What's Included:

·        Complete and Total Instructional Education all the way before your trip. We'll Guarantee to have you ready for this trip !! WE MEAN IT !! YOU don't have to have ANY EXPERIENCE.........NONE......JUST BE IN GOOD SHAPE PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY !!
* Transportation from Longyearbyen, Svalbard Airport to your Hotel.

*  USE of Skis, Boots, and Bindings...
*  All Group Expedition Equipment for the Entire Expedition....(OUR EXPERT SKI GUIDES, 
* All food and supplies are covered on the ski trip including stoves and cooking utensils etc. 
* All transportation from Svalbard, Norway, to our NP Base Camp "BORNEO". Transportation includes a pre-flight survey over the Arctic Ice Floes prior to embarking on your ski trek and recovery of the ski team at the North Pole.
* All food and lodging while on the Arctic Ice.
* Certain tours as described in Svalbard. 
* We supply all
Communication Equipment, Emergency Equipment, etc.  for the ski team.


Safety Systems

Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. operates under the strictest safety guidelines for its programs at the North Pole. We maintain one of the best and most cohesive communications systems with our ski team. No one has a better relationship with the emergency aircraft at the drifting ice base "BORNEO" . We equip our ski team with Iridium satellite phones. We use Argos Systems for emergency back-up location finding. This satellite uplink transponder will send multiple signals up to a satellite, which will instantly locate in GPS grid, where the ski team is at that exact moment, even if they continue to move. It is better than the EPIRB System. Furthermore, each ski guide has previously arranged protocols for over 25 situations or arctic scenarios (certain weather and Emergency possibilities).  We have no other distractions or priorities than our own ski group. We have a medical technician available at the ice base.

     To "SKI THE LAST DEGREE TO THE NORTH POLE"......has inherent risks, but for the opportunity of a LIFETIME, I think you will agree that it is worth that little bit of risk.....Otherwise playing your life safe and not taking any risks, and then dying of cancer, still has it's is full of calculated risks....... Just like many things in life, some of the greatest experiences, such as reaching the summit of Mt. Everest and skiing to the North Pole has its risks. Human technology is not infallible in such extreme weather regions. You will be required to sign a "Release of Liability" acknowledging your independent responsibility for undertaking such a bold adventure. Of course you will be one of few on this planet that will ever experienced such an awesome adventure of a lifetime!! It's your decision.......but we want you to know that Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. will do everything in our power to keep those risks to a minimum.......after all....we will be right there with you !!!!!


General Information:

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·       Global Expeditions monitors the winds and the ice floes and places our ski group out onto the ice showing the most consistent northerly shift. Recently this has been at the 120th * longitude. Should you or anyone on the team be physically unable to reach the North Pole, we will fly the helicopter to your group and take you to the North Pole for your rightful celebration before you are flown back to the ice base.

·        Global Expeditions has had an impeccable safety one has been injured yet !! Our ski groups are constantly monitored while they are out on the ice. 
We stay focused on safety at all times!!
While there may be other activities such as hot air balloon flights, skydiving and general participants, nothing takes more precedence than the lives that are out on the ice!! That's why there are EXPERT GUIDES at the ice base monitoring our clients out on the ice during the entire expedition. No other outfitter will have 3 personnel in the ice base for their entire expedition !!!

·        The "Ski the Last Degree to the North Pole Expedition" may traverse a distance of up to 50 to 70 Kilometers. The distance from the point you are placed out on the ice, to the North Pole may be greater depending on the number of "leads" (cracks in the ice that you must go around), and the activity  or movement of the ice (southerly or northerly etc). Typically each year, skiers can expect the trek to be about 50 miles. This requires the participant to be in good aerobic and physical shape, but you do not have to have great cross country skiing skills, you just need to be in good health and have good aerobic stamina, and a balanced psyche in moments of stress and uncertainty.

·        Also Global Expeditions will offer each participant a free video depicting the entire expedition and how to prepare for the trip, following receipt of your deposit, or full payment in the case of the "early booking special".

·        The average or minimal average forward movement of most ski groups in the past years has been 8.5 miles. Therefore it is very conceivable for an average or even slow group progression to make it to the North Pole in 4 to 5 days. Our itinerary arranges for 5 days and utilizing the last day, 6 days to reach the Pole. And furthermore this is where the strict attention to northerly drifting ice comes to be appreciated.

·         April is the only month any outfitter can send expeditions to the Pole. The sun rises February/March and Borneo is set up in March. Expeditions are sent up throughout April, and by May the drifting ice base is taken off the ice because the ice floes become unstable for such activity.




And we only have a few slots available for this APRIL, 2006 !!!!!!