A group of guys are skiing to the South Pole. Yawn.
But wait, check out their gear! This crazy crew has spent a boatload of money and time outfitting with exact replicas of Victorian era gear the ill fated Scott expedition used in 1912. In case you forgot, that’s the crew that skied into the antarctic wilderness then starved in their tents (one of backcountry skiing’s better known black marks). I’d imagine these guys are not trying for an "exact" re-creation of the Scott expedition, but they’ve sure added a sporting aspect to what’s become somewhat commonplace. More, they’re seeking to prove that Scott actually had it fairly together, and was just "desperately, desperately unlucky."
The article mentions that the expedition concept was dreamt up after "far too much red wine." Sounds reasonable.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.