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

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Prices on request. Contact me!
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Punta Arenas

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

    • Day 2Flight confirmation

      Briefing about the program and flight confirmation.

    • Day 3King 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 4Brambant Island

      Ski objectives at Brambant Island.

    • Day 5Neko Harbor

      Ski objectives at Neko Harbor.

    • Day 6Paradise 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 7More 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 8Anvers 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 9Crystal Sound

      Ski objectives at Crystal Sound.

    • Day 10Culverville Island

      Ski objectives at Culverville Island.

    • Day 11Georges Point

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

    • Day 12Livingston Island

      Ski objectives at Livingston Island.

    • Day 13King George Island - Drake Passage

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

    • Day 14 to 16Cape Horn

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

    • Day 17Ushuaia

      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.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Jorge Kozulj

     

    The trip was really successful. I got an excellent guide Pablo, I am sorry that didn\'t know his surname. Pablo is very professional and responsible guide. He knows an area perfectly, very attentive and caring in relation to client. Thanks to him I did evan more than really could. I learnt with him a new ski techniques and my ski level really rose. Patagonian mountains is a place of strongest beauty and I think that to spend there even a few days is a rare success. I surely recommend Andescross company and guide Pablo for turing skiing in Patagonia.
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    Alexander Guz
    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
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    James M.
    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!
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    Charles B
    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.
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    Rob
     

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