All Antarctica expedition dispatches

Be among the few to have climbed Antarctica’s highest volcano and one of the Volcanic Seven Summits. Join the ultimate mountaineering expedition to Mount Sidley (4285m / 14,058 ft) and stand atop one of the most remote summits on earth.

Sidley is a huge mountain, set on the white expanse of the Polar Ice Sheet. This majestic peak features a 3 mi (5 km) wide caldera and sheer-walled amphitheater, created by an explosive eruption 4.7 million years ago. Blue-ice slopes guard the upper mountain and fantastical snow mushrooms sprout along the upper ridge, leading to the summit.

Mount Sidley was first climbed in 1990 by New Zealander Bill Atkinson.

photo credits: Tre-C Dumais, Scott Woolums, Dylan Taylor, Russ Hepburn