White Desert, announces details of its new camp, Echo, which will launch in November 2022. A land of snow and ice, Antarctica provides an alluring backdrop for its guests. Inspired by the seminal age of space exploration, Echo will provide exclusive access to the rarely seen interior of the continent.
The sleek and modern new eco-camp will feature six state-of-the-art, heated bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the spectacular landscape beyond. Crafted from composite fiberglass, each of the space-inspired aerial modules will be designed for two people, with interiors featuring retro space-age details and luxurious furnishings. Original photos taken from the International Space Station (ISS) by former Commander, White Desert guest and retired astronaut Colonel Terry Virts will be featured in each capsule. Says Virts of the Echo landscape, “The mountains are the most beautiful I’ve seen on Earth, Venus and Mars.” The camp will also offer a central living room, dining room and heated shower stalls. As with all of their camps, White Desert designed Echo to be dismantled without trace, leaving only a transient impact on Antarctica.
Perfect for exclusive use groups, Echo can accommodate up to 12 people. Echo allows guests to combine an ultra-luxury experience with a unique adventure. An experienced team of chefs, hosts and expert guides allow guests to relax or explore at their leisure. Echo guests will step off the plane and be escorted to a private lounge where a martini, shaken with 10,000-year-old ice, will be waiting for them.
Guests will have access to all White Desert activities, which include mountain biking, skiing, and 4×4 arctic truck driving, as well as expert-guided hiking, ice climbing, and mountaineering. Highlights of the Antarctic interior, such as visiting Atka Bay to see the colony of 28,000 emperor penguins or an unmissable trip to the South Pole, are also offered.