Polar explorer Todd Carmichael sent out a dispatch today announcing that he’ll be in Philadelphia at the DownTown Club for an event entitled “Poles Apart: Trekking Unsupported to the North and South Pole”, in which Todd will be joined by Jeff Mantel who has made the journey to the North Pole. Todd will, in contrast, discuss his experiencing heading South.
The event is set to take place on Tuesday, May 26th (That’s next week!) and will cost members of the Explorers Club $40 and $45 for non-members. That price includes dinner, dessert and coffee, with a cash bar available as well. You can find out more about the event in Todd’s latest dispatch.
Perhaps of more interest for those of us who can’t be in attendance next week, is the note that Todd will announce not just one, but two new expeditions at the event. The front page of Todd’s website notes that he will next attempt to cross the entire length of Death Valley National Park, solo and unsupported, including no caches. Death Valley is, of course, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places on Earth, and while it’ll obviously be an extreme change in condition from the South Pole with the heat, Antarctica is a dry desert as well.
I have a bit of insight into what the second expedition is as well, but I’m not at liberty to say just yet. Make no mistake though, it’s a good one. 🙂