The Last Great First is the World’s first unsupported coast to coast ski crossing of Antarctica.
Our Explorers, Gareth and Richard will ski 2,600km unsupported for 110 days from coast to coast in Antarctica. They will pull their supplies as they go.
The Expedition will commence in November and finish in February.
The Expedition will support science and medical developments and will celebrate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s life and legacy almost exactly 100 years after his passing.  




As with Shackleton’s world famous 1914-1917 expedition attempt to cross Antarctica, our crossing would not be possible without the support our partners, sponsors and you our followers and supporters.

Just like our current expedition, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition managed by Shackleton, reached out to people from all over the planet to help with funds. Schools adopted and named dogs, patrons purchased supplies and parts of the vessel “during a global catastrophe”.  

So just as he did we ask you to follow our link and support our cause.

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To be the first people in history to ski unsupported across Antarctica, coast to coast. 


To inspire people of all ages to reach for their aspirations.


Working with global partners collecting critical Climate Change data.




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“The Last Great First will attempt to redress what history has not yet relinquished – a full unsupported coast to coast ski crossing of Antarctica”

Eric Philips OAM – Master Polar Guide

“The Last Great First Team embody all of our core values innovation, bravery, team work. We could not be prouder to work with them and have them as Ambassadors for our work.”

Dr Dominic Pimenta, NHS – Healthcare Workers Foundation