The Antarctic summer is generally dry, cold and windy. On a long distance expedition you will probably start in temperatures much warmer than those quoted, which will then fall progressively as you gain altitude and lose daylight closer to the Pole.
Humidity is no problem in the Antarctic, it is as dry as a desert. But windchill is a constant and serious feature of Antarctic expeditions.
Wind chill rating: Severe
If you are on a full-length unsupported expedition, then the remoteness
of the South Pole demands a careful approach to selecting your gear. If
you are on a supported expedition or skiing just the last section to the
Pole, the gear needed is similar, but the choices are less critical.
We have listed the most suitable sleeping bags and clothing from our standard range. But we also offer some other special options designed for the South Pole, such as Ventile clothing, fur ruffs, sleeping bag covers, etc. Extra length is advised on bags for storing vital items at night.If you would like to discuss any of these additional options, please contact us.