Ice Axe Expeditions
Once-in-a-lifetime worldwide adventure travel experiences
The mission of ICE AXE EXPEDITIONS is to offer once-in-a-lifetime worldwide adventure travel experiences for adults of all nationalities. These outdoor recreational excursions are designed to ignite the human spirit on memorable, inspiring trips from the Arctic to Antarctic, and every point in between. With stellar operational capabilities, world class guides and exceptional staff, ICE AXE EXPEDITIONS is uniquely positioned to create and deliver expeditions to remote regions where clients realize their dreams of adventure travel.
For over two decades, Ice Axe Expeditions has offered life-changing experiences that our customers never forget. They travel to places of natural beauty with engaging people who are looking for adventure in regions many may not even know exist. Ice Axe Expeditions is an award-winning adventure travel company which pioneered human-powered experiences in some of the most remote corners of the globe.
At the helm of Ice Axe Expeditions is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, Doug Stoup. Secluded rugged peaks have always been a home-away-from-home for Stoup, who started his career as a distinguished expedition guide in the late 1980’s. Stoup is a visionary who continues to push the limits of global expedition, advocacy of protection of polar environments and education of today’s youth on the importance of protecting the planet.
Antarctica Fat Bike
12 days (Bike: 10 days)
100 mi (~10mi per day)
Tour Operator Ice Axe Expeditions
Ride the last 100 nautical miles to the South Pole through the highest, driest, windiest, and coldest continent to reach where all 360 lines of longitude meet.
Ride 100 miles across the most remote and pristine continent on the planet. Challenge yourself mentally and physically and be one of the few people on the planet to travel the polar plateau by bike. A trip for true innovators and adventurers.
The adventure starts in Punta Arenas, Chile where you will meet with your guide and spend two days preparing gear and getting ready for your expedition.
Using specialized ski aircraft you will fly to Union Glacier in the interior of Antarctica. Once on the ice, the team will acclimatize, practice systems, go over safety procedures, and wait for the necessary weather window. The team will then travel to 100 miles from the South Pole and begin the expedition. Depending on the team’s fitness and weather conditions, the expedition will take 10 days.
Reaching the Geographic South Pole by human power and determination is one of this planet’s utmost athletic and mental accomplishments.
Tour Operator Ice Axe Expeditions
A 7-day Fat Tire Bike Tour through the stunning valleys and vistas of Svalbard, Norway.
Bike along glaciers, mountain peaks and maybe even encounter some amazing wildlife like reindeer, arctic fox, and polar bear. The sun shines for over 16 hours each day as the island approaches the Midnight Sun and temperatures will be around -20 c -0 c. This trip will venture from the Northernmost town in the world, Longyearbyen, and adventure North towards Tempelfjorden (pictured with the sunset).
Join a few intrepid adventurers on a unique trip offering just a few hundred miles from the North Pole. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, natural environment. Svalbard has extensive twilights and the Northernmost town in the world, Longyearbyen, sees the first and last day of polar night having seven and a half hours of twilight, whereas the perpetual light lasts for two weeks longer than the midnight sun.
Your guides have extensive experience on Svalbard and have traveled on several expeditions, both inland towards the Northern tip and around both the West and East coasts. This Fat Tire Bike tour will also have snowmobile support.