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20-Day Expedition to Ski and Kayak in Antarctica

Take a 20-day trip with ACMG-certified guide Matthew around Cape Horn to ski and kayak on the scenic continent of Antarctica.

Duration20 days
Offer periodJan, Feb
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Take a southern journey to one of the most isolated locations on earth in this unbelievable ski trip! Spend almost three weeks kayaking and skiing in the remote paradise of Antarctica!

Our southernmost continent is intriguing in every way. The snow and ice, the distant location, the mystery that surrounds its terrain, flaura, fauna, and history. There isn´t an aspect of Antarctica that doesn´t bring out a little bit of wonder in all of us…

And here is where your adventure begins! Our program is designed to take you on a one-of-a-kind tour through the beautiful channels cutting through the ice to access this amazing frozen wilderness. And to do so, we will use a yacht and a kayak to take us around ski tours and hidden runs. The scenery is special to Antarctica, and you won´t ever experience anything else like it.

Departing from Ushuaia in Argentinian, often considered the world´s southernmost city, we will traverse the historic Drake Passage and head for the tranquil beauty of a less-traveled continent. Once we reach Antarctica, we will spend the better half of two weeks alternating between kayaking and skiing through the unique land formations. We can expect to make it as far south as Pleneau Island before heading back.

With a small yacht as our home base, we will have a rare opportunity to access charming and pleasant locations with peaceful water and pristine skiing conditions. Depending on the weather, we can choose the best way to spend our time in learn about the amazing culture of this fascinating place.

Many of the ski runs have yet to be enjoyed, so you will have a chance to break in the awesome terrain. Some summits can reach 2,000 meters, while steep faces and open bowls are abundant and offer variety to the ski tour.

The wildlife is remarkable, and you should expect to come across some local favorites like penguins, leopard seals, and whales. The landscape is yours to explore, and we have nothing but time to do it in. Ski touring and kayaking is a great way to place yourself into the fun of the environment.

I am passionate about skiing in remote locations like this, and I want to share my excitement with you! I can ensure a safe and satisfying program that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Book this 20-day adventure ski touring an incomparable continent and cross Antarctica off of your bucket list!

Accommodation

You will be staying on a yacht for 20 days and 19 nights. It has safety and navigational equipment, and is equipped with a diesel engine, a220-volt charging station for electronics, and a bathroom with a shower.

Meeting point

We will meet in Ushuaia the day before the trip to go over gear, equipment, and practice techniques.


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Itinerary

Day 0: Before the Trip

We will meet at Ushuaia in southern Argentina to go over the trip, check our gear, and make sure everything is ready.

Day 1: Begin Our Journey

We will board the yacht and head to Puerto Williams via the Beagle Channel.

Day 2: Cape Horn

Covering the length of the Beagle Channel, we will pass Cape Horn, stopping to visit should the weather allow.

Day 3 to 5: Drake Passage

Taking advantage of the safest, fastest, and most comfortable conditions, we will travel 550 nautical miles through the Drake Passage to Antarctica.

Day 6 to 17: Antarctica

Each morning, we will choose between kayaking or skiing, which will also depend on the day´s weather. We will be able to stop in tiny coves and appreciate the remote nature of the incredible continent. We will see Paradise Harbor, Lemaire Channel, and Neumayer Channel.

Day 18 to 20: Returning Home

We will begin our return to South America, traveling around Cape Horn and back to Ushuaia.


About the guide

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I love exploring. Finding out what’s around the next corner or at the top of the next mountain have taken me to some of the most remote places on the planet.

I have been organizing and conducting custom adventures for guests from around the world, for over a decade. During this time I have led expeditions to places such as; Antarctica, Fiji, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Alaska, Myanmar, Baffin Island, Greenland, Iceland, and Canada. Matt has a genuine passion for adventure, a wicked sense of humour and a love of life. It ismy energy, enthusiasm and the experiences that provides me that keeps guests returning time and again.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 10310 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• This is the price to join my group program. Guiding fee, 19 nights on the yacht, all meals on the yacht, kayak equipment, and Antarctica permits. The price does NOT include flights, airport transfers, accommodation in Ushuaia and off of the yacht, meals in Ushuaia, alcohol, insurance, and ski equipment. The day before the trip is used as a preparation day.


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