Additional guidelines for Non-Governmental Organizations and private expeditions are provided in the management plan, in order to improve coordination between the National Programs operating in the area and non-governmental visitors to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, and to inform visitors about on-site resources, expectations, and hazards.

Additional Guidelines for the Scientific Zone are provided for each Sector in order to manage the different scientific activities taking place.

Please note: the guidelines and maps as they appear in the adopted Management Plan are not fully current in 2012-13 because of a range of logistical changes at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station over recent years.

Those proposing to visit the South Pole are directed to the maps provided on this website, which provide the most up-to-date arrangements for approach routes, aircraft parking and camping at the South Pole by non-governmental expeditions. In the interim of these guidelines being formally adopted by the Antarctic Treaty Parties, all visitors are requested to voluntarily follow these guidelines.

Should you have any questions please contact the Management Group.