About The Last Desert
The Last Desert is the only multi-day race on the Antarctic continent. The Last Desert in Antarctica is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Competitors traverse up to 250 km / 155 miles across the largest desert in the world which is often referred to as the "White Desert". The race is held around the Antarctic Peninsula which has a remarkable history of polar exploration and whaling. The scenic backdrop includes icebergs, mountains, research bases, seals, birds and penguins.
11 Nov 2021Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
12 Nov 2021At Sea
13 Nov 2021At Sea
14 Nov 2021 - to - 19 Nov 2021Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
20 Nov 2021At Sea
21 Nov 2021At Sea
22 Nov 2021Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship
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22 Oct 2020
The race of a lifetime!
Get ready for the race of a lifetime in Antarctica in November 2021.
05 Oct 2020
2021 is a Grand Slam Year
The 4 Deserts Grand Slam means completing all 4 Deserts Ultras in one calendar year. With recent changes 2021 is now a Grand Slam year. Find out more about the 4 Deserts Grand Slam in case one 250km ultra in a year isn't enough.
16 Sep 2020
Ever wanted to run with penguins?
There are so many penguins in Antarctica that you we will guarantee you will see hundreds. You will have to give way to them when they use the race course as a slide but they will make you laugh out loud!
03 Sep 2020
The next edition of The Last Desert (Antarctica) will take place in November 2021
You can see the planned itinerary for The Last Desert 2021 on the website. The 2020 edition has been postponed due to the current global pandemic.
20 Aug 2020
Antarctica is not like anywhere else on earth
Take some time look the photos of this spectacular continent.
05 Aug 2020
Essential Race Information Document
If you have not received the Essential Race Information document let us know (email to [email protected]) - this is a guide to everything you need to know to be prepared for the race.
22 Jul 2020
Videos of The Last Desert
The videos from previous editions of The Last Desert will help you to prepare and get excited about racing across this incredible continent. In particular this highlights video summarises the entire expedition.
08 Jul 2020
Paradise Bay, Deception Island, Beagle Channel ....
Even the names are enticing. These are all places that stages of The Last Desert (Antarctica) will happen. Find out more about these places and other stage locations.
24 Jun 2020
The voyage to the special continent of Antarctica feels like you are an Antarctic explorer, but find out more about the original polar explorers more than 100 years ago.
10 Jun 2020
Antarctica 2020 Season Set to Go Ahead
Amid all the changes in the world resulting from the global pandemic the 2020 Antarctica season is currently still set to go ahead as planned by all operators and this includes The Last Desert. We will keep you updated on information from the bodies that manage Antarctica if anything changes.
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