Home of many extremes, the continent of Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent in the world. Positioned around the South Pole, almost its entire territory is glazed over by the world’s largest ice sheet that is on average 1.6 kilometres thick. It is one of the remotest landscapes on Earth and features breathtaking scenery of its white wilderness.
The continent is mostly a polar desert receiving only 200 millimetres of precipitation every year. It can reach deep temperatures of -63°C.
Visit between December and January for prime mountain climbing conditions.
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