Expedition South Pole

Once again Summit President Scott Kress is off on an adventure. Scott has been to Antarctica twice to climb Mount Vinson; the highest peak in Antarctica. The first time was in 2011 to complete the last of the 7 Summits; the highest peak on each of the 7 continents, and the second time was in January of 2016 guiding a team of wounded Canadian Soldiers as part of the work he does with True Patriot Love. During this time in Antarctica Scott became fascinated with this remote, lonely, hostile and extremely beautiful continent and wanted more of it. The South Pole is quite a distance from Mount Vinson and Scott had never been, but always wanted to travel to this famous landmark; the bottom of our planet. Scott was able to travel to the magnetic North Pole in 2014, once again guiding a team of wounded soldiers from True Patriot Love, and this hooked him on polar travel. Although a life-long climber, this new adventure of polar travel appealed to Scott and he cultivated a dream to trek to the South Pole. Hooking up with three other friends this dream is now becoming a reality. On November 11 Scott will begin to make his way to Antarctica. He will fly from Toronto to Santiago and then to Punta Arenas. From here the team will fly to the expedition basecamp in Antarctica called Union Glacier. From Union Glacier the team will fly in a Twin Otter to the starting point on the edge of the Antarctic continent. This epic journey begins at the Ronne Ice Shelf on the edge of...