Always someone asks: What's next?!
After a trip to the northernmost land region of the world, one begins to think about a similar trip to the southernmost point of land in the world: consider the great contrasting story and photos coming from a trip to both the northernmost and southernmost land regions of the world!
At this time several 1996 American Top Of The World Expedition members are doing research and considering a trip to the Polar region of Antartica. At the present time we believe Lewis Nunatak, a mountain peak thrusting 1000 feet above the Antartic Ice Cap only 80 miles north of the South Pole is most likely the southernmost mountain and southernmost point of exposed land in the world.
We are presently using remote imaging to search for possibly undiscovered rock outcroppings further south of Lewis Nunatak with the hopes of putting an expedition heading south together in a couple of years.
We are unsure at this time if anyone has been to, climbed, or photographed the southernmost point of land in the world but we are sure that no one has ever been to both the northernmost and southernmost points of exposed land in the world. Again, a dream is born and the quest begins. Another history making adventure takes shape!
The biggest limiting factor to a trip this far south, besides an average summertime temperature of -22 degrees F., is that a trip to the South will cost approximately three times what it cost to go to the North. The need to assemble a network of sponsors is first at hand.
Anyone interested in participating by donating time or non-profit financial contributions please contact us soon and become an integral part of our next Expedition.
Kenneth L. Zerbst, Expedition Co-leader
c/o Echo Geophysical
999 18th Street Suite 1221 North Tower
Denver, Colorado, USA 80202
Phone: (303) 293-9014 (Echo Geophysical)
Fax: (303) 292-2554
Alternate phone: (303) 932-2153 (Ken Zerst at home)