In January 2017 65 Degrees North will set out to summit
‘The Top of the Bottom of the World’
one the coldest, most remote places on Earth: Antarctica’s Mount Vinson.
65DN must pit their resolve and steadfast determination against the coldest, windiest continent on Earth as they rely on fitness and mental grit to overcome the ferocious and hostile environment of Antarctica.
Strong katabatic winds off the polar plateau, brutally low wind-chill temperatures, extreme remote conditions, 24 hours of daylight, high altitude and the threat of loose slab and snow avalanches will challenge the team both mentally and physically.
The unsupported team will cover the distance from their drop off point and cross the ‘white wilderness’ to the frozen continent’s highest mountain; pulling pulks containing their food, clothing, climbing and survival equipment for their summit attempt.
This demanding endeavour will encompass the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and will test the resilience and fortitude of the team to its absolute limit.