Our Mission – Antarctica

To be the first people in history to ski unsupported across the whole of Antarctica. To break the world record for the longest unsupported polar expedition.

The continent of Antarctica is defined by the extent of it’s permanent continental ice shelves. No team in history has ever successfully completed a unsupported ski crossing of the whole of Antarctica.

“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
PRESIDENT OF THE INTER NATIONAL POLAR GUIDES ASSOCIATION

Outer Coastline to Outer Coastline

Previous attempts

Comparison of the route of The Last Great First Expedition (red) with that of Colin O’Brady in 2018 (black)

Images and routes are courtesy of PECS