Every year ski teams make the 1170 km trek from the coast of Antarctica at Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. A more practical feat is to take a ski plane to 89°S and glide the last 110 km to your destination. Check out www.adventure-network.com for all sorts of Antarctic expeditions.
This is why we should all exercise and train our bodies daily. We need to be ready to take on challenges and succeed by our own efforts and determination. I hope that this year teaches me about that as I work towards my climb on Mt. Rainier. Recently I watched a short film from National Geographic about an expedition team skiing to the South Pole. They were having a lot of problems dealing with the non-existent visibility and heavy winds during several whiteout storms. There is a short moment though where one of the gentlemen says to the camera "Woohoooo! This is Antarctica!" after a particularly rough moment of the film. It is inspiring because that is just life! Life is hard and beautiful.
Adventure is good at teaching us the idea that, life is hard and beautiful at the same time.
Would you do it?
I would definitely do it if the opportunity presented itself. Although one reason it may not be on my bucket list is because I can't take any icicles-in-your-beard selfies.