Fastest solo, unsupported ski journey to the South Pole (male)
Vincent Colliard
22:6:8 day(s):hour(s):minute(s)
Antarctica (N/A)

The fastest solo unsupported ski journey to the South Pole (male) is 22 days 6 hours 8 minutes, completed by Vincent Colliard (France) between 20 December 2023 (departing at 8.52 a.m.) and 11 January 2024. Travelling from the Hercules Inlet, he covered approximately 1,130 km (702 mi), or around 51 km (32 mi) per day, arriving at the geographic South Pole at 3 p.m. on 11 January.

This surpassed a record that had stood for 12 years: Christian Eide (Norway) completed a solo unsupported trek to the South Pole in 24 days 1 hr 13 min, between 20 December 2010 and 13 January 2011. Eide smashed the previous record of 39 days 7 hr 49 min, set by Todd Carmichael (USA) in 2008.

The equivalent female record was also broken in the 2023/24 Antarctic summer season: Preet Chandi (UK), aka "Polar Preet", skied solo from the Hercules Inlet to the geographic South Pole in 31 days 13 hours 19 minutes between 26 November and 28 December 2023.