Antarctica 17-day ski tour with a guide

Go skiing to the Antarctica peninsula with Jorge, a IFMGA certified mountain guide from the Patagonia. An unforgettable 17-day tour skiing and sailing in the southernmost place in the world.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

17 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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 17-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 the 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
 Prices on request. Contact me!
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Punta Arenas

    We’ll arrive at Punta Arenas, in Chile. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Punta Arenas.

  • Day 2: Flight confirmation

    Briefing about the program and flight confirmation.

  • Day 3: King George Islands

    Flight to King George Islands, Antarctica. Here we’ll meet the Australis Yacht. We may have the opportunity to ski in Cierva Cove and Trinity Island.

  • Day 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: Livingston Island

    Ski objectives at Livingston Island.

  • Day 13: King George Island - Drake Passage

    Morning ski objectives at King George Island. Depart in evening across the Drake Passage for Ushuaia, Argentina.

  • Day 14 to 16: Cape Horn

    Sail the Drake Passage through the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.

  • Day 17: Ushuaia

    Disembark Yacht Australis in Ushuaia, Argentina. End of the program.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Advanced
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Punta Arenas
 

About the 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.

 
 
 

 

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