posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 03:26 AM
reply to post by Teriq
I admire your determination etc but I suspect a bit more research is required.
Antarctica is very much NOT No Mans Land and many countries have claims on territory there.
I remember once reading somewhere that a nation had to have a land mass within x miles of the continent to have a claim, don't know if that's true
Seven countries currently have claims on Antarctica with only Marie Byrd Land being free of any claim.
Neither Russia or the USA have made any claim they have not recognised anyone else's claim whilst reserving the right to make future claims
The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries; to date, 49 countries have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities
and mineral mining, prohibits nuclear explosions and nuclear waste disposal, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's
As for travelling to Antarctica I really think it will be much harder you think.
Once you have got to Antarctica travelling about the continent is almost unheard for anyone other than scientists and explorers etc.
It is almost impossible for a private citizen to gain permission but in the highly unlikely event that permission is granted then the cost and
logistics of carrying out any private adventure are immense.
Insurance would be demanded, in case you needed rescuing, and the premium would be far too expensive except for the most wealthy.
With all due respect I seriously doubt you'll be visiting there in the near future.
But good luck.