Geordie travelled with White Desert, “a major logistical operation” whom Pelorus works in partnership with. Having created a clever route to Antarctica (it’s typically a long journey via South America), guests first fly into South Africa before heading to Wolf’s Fang runway in Antarctica where the adventure begins.
This is one of the driest places on earth, and White Desert are Pelorus’ access point to a deep-field non-water-based adventure. With two luxury camps as well as an expedition camp under their belt, it can be hard to know which one to choose.
Whichaway Camp was Antarctica’s first ever luxury camp, taking the model of experiential lodges and putting it in the most remote place on earth. Flying for just over 30 minutes in one of White Desert’s ski planes, guests are greeted by a 6-wheel Superjeep before embarking on a further 30-minute drive to camp.
To set the scene, the camp is surrounded by ice caps and glaciers, and the Southern Ocean is frozen as far as the eyes can see. Inside each pod it’s warm and cosy, with double beds, your own bathroom and lots of furs for added comfort. And, with each one named after an explorer, you’ll feel like you’re walking in their shoes. For the ultimate luxury in this desolate environment, Whichaway has a sauna whose huge window provides a great spot from which to enjoy the views of the frozen glacier.