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2-week Antarctica Ski Touring Expedition with a guide

2-week Antarctica Ski Touring Expedition with a guide
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2-week Antarctica Ski Touring Expedition with a guide
2-week Antarctica Ski Touring Expedition 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.

13 Days

Oct, Nov

High

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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 Ushuaia, the southernmost point of Argentina. From there, we will board the  Sea Adventurer and set off down the Beagle Channel as we begin an unforgettable fortnight of exploration and thrilling backcountry ski runs in the stunning Antarctic landscapes.

Finally, we will return to Ushuaia. 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Included:

1 night pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. This room includes a continental breakfast.

Group dinner in Ushuaia.

Group transfers from the hotel to the ship on embarkation and from the ship to the airport on disembarkation and all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions.

Presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers.

Expedition certificate.

Photographic DVD chronicling the voyage.

Comprehensive pre-departure information package.

Use of a pair of rubber expedition boots on loan for shore landings. These will be returned at the end of the voyage.

NOT included:

Airfares to or from your home city, whether on scheduled or charter flights.

Passport and visa expenses. Tourist entry fees may apply depending on your nationality.

Any government arrival and departure airport taxes.

Ski or trekking equipment.

Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel and the Welcome dinner on the evening prior to departure.

Baggage, cancellation, and travel insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory.

Excess baggage charges.

Laundry, bar, beverage, and other personal charges onboard the ship or at the hotel.

Telecommunications charges or the customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for stewards, guides, and other service personnel.

Tips for guides and hospitality staff.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia

Welcome dinner and overnight in Ushuaia.

Day 2: The Beagle Channel.

Board the Sea Adventurer and set sail down the Beagle Channel.

Day 3 to 4: Drake Passage

Sperm, fin, and humpback whales, along with skies of seabirds will accompany our journey.

Day 5: Neko Harbor

Ski at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking.

Day 6: Ski Anvers and Wenke Islands.

Ski Anvers and Wenke Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum. Visit gentoo and adelie penguin habitat.

Day 7: Ronge/Island/Mt. Britannia

Visit penguin rookery at Georges Point.

Day 8: Paradise Bay

Ski and trekking objectives in Paradise Bay. Zodiac excursions. Visit penguin rookery and Almirante Brown Station.

Day 9: Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt.

Mill ski descents. Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.

Day 10: Charlotte Bay

New ski descents and nature cruises of Charlotte Bay; begin journey north in the evening.

Day 11 to 12: Drake Passage

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

Day 13: Ushuaia, Argentina

Disembark the in Ushuaia, Argentina.

 

FAQs

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About the guide

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Jorge

5.00

(9)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Jorge

5.00

I can't say enough good things about AndesCross and my recent 7 day backcountry hut tour. Trip of a life time in all aspects. We skied incredible terrain, experienced the local culture and had an amazing time as a group. Everyone had the opportunity to achieve bigger ski objectives while staying safe. Jorge made sure everyone in our group had a great experience, both while skiing and while in Bariloche. None of the pictures do justice. Everything was perfect. I've done a number of similar trips in the US and Canada and would rank this at the very top of my list.

5.00

This was my first experience of a backcountry and Patagonian skiing and it could not have been a more rewarding experience. Unbelievable scenery, fantastic skiing and great fun. Jorge is the consummate host, able to combine a group of mixed ability fitness and experience without ever compromising on the level of challenge: guide, teacher, asador, guitar master and now friend, I cannot recommend Andescross highly enough

5.00

I had a great time in Bariloche and went with Andescross to climb in Frey and also ascend Cerro Tronador along with a friend I was travelling with. Jorge is awesome and made the whole experience enjoyable. His love of this beautiful area comes across and he was very accommodating with us, working around the weather (it snowed one night at Frey) and maximizing the amount and quality of climbing we did. He also took us to Cerro Lopez to get one last climb in since we had minimal good weather up at Frey. Jorge is a great guide and I was very comfortable climbing with him. After a couple day's rest we ascended Cerro Tronador with Nahuel. It is a great glacier climb with a spicy finish. A pretty demanding ascent and descent, but well worth the view from Pico Argentina. I would definitely go climbing with Jorge and Andescross again and hope to soon!

5.00

Jorge was a phenomenal mountain guide. He put us in some great snow and kept everyone safe. He is personally a great guy and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. I'm always happy to serve as a reference for anyone considering a trip with Andescross. Spent two days in Baguales. Snow as incredible and the food was tier I. A truly unique, top tier experience. Hundreds of acres of private ski land in the Andes provided a unique, isolated touring experience. Spent four days at Frey Hut. Jorge knew all the tips and tricks to make the stay very enjoyable. We toured up to a few peaks every day. Made lots of friends from all walks of life. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat, and hopefully take more time to do a few volcanoes later in the season. Next on the list - Antarctica or Norway with Andescross!

Paul

5.00

Everything was great from Explore-share communication to communication with Jorge to the guide I had for two days (Thanks Kiki!). Plenty of flexibility and services.


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