Dreaming of a white Christmas? Join the Kazakhstani ski expedition to the South Pole

23 December 2016

If the wintery weather has failed you and you’re faced with a dull grey sky rather than a blanket of pristine white snow, hop on board Kazakhstan’s first ski expedition to the South Pole.

The team — made up of athletes Yuri Yushin and Ilyas Galimbekov, and medical researcher Dauler Sharipov — have just begun their 217km ski expedition to the pole, having just completed a climb to the summit of Antarctica’s highest point, Mount Vinson.

Organised by the Kazakh Geographical Society, the trek should take the team around ten days.

You can track the intrepid skiers’ movements here.