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Antarctica 13-day ski tour with a guide

Go skiing in Antarctica with Jorge, an IFMGA certified mountain guide from Patagonia. Enjoy 13 unforgettable days of skiing and sailing in the southernmost place in the world.

Duration13 days
Offer periodNov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Have you ever imagined yourself skiing in Antarctica? I can help you make it happen!

Let me invite you to live a unique and wild 13-day ski touring adventure in the southernmost spot in the world: Antarctica.

About 98% of Antarctica is covered with ice, which has an average thickness of 1,9 km. The snow quality of this continent will allow us to enjoy to the maximum the best skiing itineraries.

The adventure starts in Punta Arenas, Chile. From there, we will fly into the King George Islands, where we will spend 9 days of pure backcountry skiing, achieving the most challenging goals.

Finally, we will return to Ushuaia, Argentina, via the Australis Yacht. It will be a really exciting traverse! Please find the complete itinerary at the bottom of this description.

Keep in mind it is a really demanding adventure suitable for experienced skiers with a strong fitness level. If you are looking for a less technical trip in South America I can suggest these winter and summer programs in Patagonia.

Get in touch with me for further details or if you want to make your reservation. I have no doubt it will be one of the most incredible experiences of your life!

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Ushuaia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia

Welcome dinner and overnight in Ushuaia.

Day 2: Drake Passage

Day 3 to 4: Brambant Island

Ski objectives at Brambant Island.

Day 5: Neko Harbor

Ski objectives at Neko Harbor.

Day 6: Paradise Bay - Almirante Brown Station

Ski and trekking objectives in Paradise Bay. We’ll also do the Zodiac Tour and visit the penguin rookery and the Almirante Brown Station.

Day 7: More ski descents

Ski descents in Lemaire Channel, Mount Scott, Mount Demaria and Mount Mill. Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station and sightings of the Killer whale and the leopard seal.

Day 8: Anvers and Wienke Islands

Ski and trekking objectives at Anvers and Wienke Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum. Visit the gentoo and adelie penguins habitat.

Day 9: Crystal Sound

Ski objectives at Crystal Sound.

Day 10: Culverville Island

Ski objectives at Culverville Island.

Day 11: Georges Point

Ronge Island and Mount Britannia. Visit a penguin rookery at Georges Point.

Day 12 to 13: Drake Passage

Sail Drake Passage, pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.


About the guide

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UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide

My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.

In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.

I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.

Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.

Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
- A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
- Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
- Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
- Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
- Frendo Spur in Chamonix
- Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia

I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.

I’m fluent in Spanish and English.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Nov 05, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020

USD 13397 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 13397 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Prices on request. Contact me!


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