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Extreme environment and peaceful wilderness of Antarctica

Extreme tourism is getting more popular nowadays, but what should we be aware of when choosing North Pole or other remote areas over sunny beaches?
In our stress-filled society people are dreaming about an escape to distant and exotic countries where it is hardly possible to meet someone from your everyday life - as far away as possible from the daily routine. The majority of us are thinking of deserted beaches with white sand, palms, cocktails and cool ocean waves but what if instead of this typical kind of vacation you will choose a journey into the wilderness where everything is covered with ice - a trip to Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth.

Antarctica is famous for its wild beauty and dangerous weather and known for brutal storms and icy winds. The best example is Commonwealth Bay - the windiest place on Earth where wind gusts are up to 150 mph (240 kilometers). Another great risk for human life is crevasses, as they might not be wide but deep and covered with snow thus, sometimes invisible to human eye. But, nevertheless, there are so many great opportunities for you to have the best time of your life.

Extreme experience: Vinson Massif
If you consider yourself to be in a good athletic shape and enjoy extreme tourism you would be interested in climbing the highest peak of Antarctica and one on the “Seven Summits”- Vinson Massif (4,892 meters above sea level). You should remember that this is a remote and inhospitable part of the world and it is very important not to climb these kinds of mountains alone even if you are an experienced alpinist. Instead you can join a team of professionals in their expedition. Such kinds of trips are carefully planned and outfitted; with an experienced guide your life will be safe while enjoying snowy landscapes. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about clarifying your route details, weather conditions, or preparing medical kits, rescue and communication equipment as your guide is responsible of that. But still there are some issues you should take care of like the right cloths; while planning your mountain trip don’t forget to take few plain T-shirts, long-sleeve base layers, waterproof shell jacket with hood and shell pants, helmet and gaiters etc.

Extreme experience: Antarctic Ice Marathon
What is the best way to enjoy the silence and tranquility of the surrounding wilderness and to challenge yourself at the same time? The answer is Antarctic Ice Marathon - the only official marathon in Antarctica and a sport event for professionals, the southernmost marathon on Earth which takes place hundred miles from the South Pole. The overall marathon distance is 42.195 km but there is an opportunity to participate in a half marathon - the Frozen Continent Half Marathon which is 21 km and takes place in Antarctic.

It is a big challenge for every sportsman and a great opportunity to prove to yourself that you can survive almost anything.




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