Discover Earth’s land of extremes from its breathtaking beauty to giant peaks nestled along the peninsula. Absorb yourself in the majestic white wilderness that is Antarctica while mountain climbing on some of the highest peaks not only on the continent but on Earth, such as Vinson Massif, one of the iconic Seven Summits. Visit between December and January for prime mountain climbing conditions.
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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