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Pole to Pole, through the Americas by Callufrax on 7 October 2006 2:19pm
 
I'm planning a trip, about 9 to 10 years down the line, of two and a half years, travelling from the North Pole, through North and South America, and on to the South Pole.

Yes, I've been eaten by the travel bug in a big way. One might say terminally, thanks to the Palin Effect (though, I'm not complaining one bit!).

Has anyone, other than Michael himself, had experience in getting to and from the Poles? What viable solutions are there, these days, considering Michael's Pole to Pole journey was 15 years ago now? Anyone have any advice to offer? Obviously, it's not a good idea to be at the Poles alone!

I plan to split the journey up into the following segments: 1 year from North Pole and through North America, 6 months through Central America, and the final year through South America and to the South Pole.

Any feedback welcome!

Cheers,
Stephen.
 
Re: Pole to Pole, through the Americas by pluimj on 15 October 2006 10:06am
 
Beware the Darian (spelling?) gap
 
Re: Pole to Pole, through the Americas by Callufrax on 15 October 2006 8:16pm
 
The Darien Gap is something that I've been thinking about, as to how to get around it. Like Michael, air travel will be a last resort for me as well. So, in that case, I'll use boat to get around the Darien Gap. I'm sure that's possible to do. Though, I doubt whether there'd be a scheduled service.

Heh. So much to plan.
 
Re: Pole to Pole, through the Americas by christophertravels on 16 October 2006 2:37am
 
You better hurry up. Seriously, each year at the North Pole there is less and less ice. You can't go in the winter when there is more ice, so you have to go in the summer (late spring).
I have heard there are already businessmen looking toward the day when there is a shipping lane open year round from Murmansk to Churchill.
 
Re: Pole to Pole, through the Americas by Callufrax on 28 May 2008 11:59am
 
I've decided to dump my Pole to Pole idea, for the foreseeable future. I've decided to do a ten, or so, month trip from Manchester (but really starting in NYC) to Singapore. This won't be happening until the end of May, 2010. Yes, I've already been planning a serious itinerary.

Since I've returned to Australia (almost a year and a half ago), from Manchester, the calling of Europe's just been too strong to resist. So, I've decided to spend ten and a half months travelling through Europe and Asia.

This is going to be a very exciting and new type of journey for me. I'm also going to put together a series of photobooks, so I can document my travels.
 
Re: Pole to Pole, through the Americas by Blairhoyle on 28 August 2008 11:20am
 
Good luck to you.

 



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