Join me on this unique 13-day expedition to amazing Antarctica! Skiing the spectacular terrain of Anctarctica is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot miss. The trip includes ski mountaineering, with ski objectives for all levels. It will be a fascinating mix of international and local explorers, adventurers and humanitarians. The Sea Adventurer boat will be
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Join me on this unique 13-day expedition to amazing Antarctica! Skiing the spectacular terrain of Anctarctica is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot miss.
The trip includes ski mountaineering, with ski objectives for all levels. It will be a fascinating mix of international and local explorers, adventurers and humanitarians.
The Sea Adventurer boat will be our base during the trip. You will choose the ski mountaineering objectives, that usually take 2-3 hours, and then return for lunch. If you are part of an ambitious team, you may also stay out all day. Anway, you can always choose not to ski and trek or take part in other activities instead.
On the first day of the trip, you will meet your team in Ushuaia. All ski teams are guided. Weather permitting, in Ushuaia we will head up to the local glacier to check everyone’s gear and safety equipment. Also, we will check the appropriate skill level group.
Once we reach the peninsula, there will be ski options for all levels of ability: for those with little or no backcountry experience to more challenging objectives that will require crevasse rescue gear and experience.
Before the expedition, you will need to fill out a detailed questionnaire of both mountaineering and ski experience.
There will be many other guided groups and teams on board but you will not be able to visually see the other teams in the area.
The boat has 10 zodiacs with drivers. Most important, all guides will have radios and will be able to communicate with the ship for pick-ups. Teams may choose to stay out all day or to return to the boat for sit-down meals. In Antarctica there is about 19 hours of daylight, so there is plenty of time to go out.
Most ski objectives can be accessed almost directly from the zodiac landing, without crampons or glacier travel. The peaks we will climg and ski range from 500 ft to 3000 ft, rising straight out of the water. However, some peaks do require significant crevasse travel.
The weather and snow conditions vary from year to year, with everything from very hard packed snow to fresh powder. It is a maritime climate so you see a lot of variability.
Also, if you choose not to ski for a day, you will have the option of visiting penguin rookeries, science stations, of enjoy whale watching. We will have an onboard marine biologist, naturalis, ornithologist and historian to answer all your questions and teach you about the landscape and history and of this amazing place. Every night, there will be entertainment, slide shows and lectures.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
Included in the Price:
◾1 night pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. This room includes a continental breakfast.
◾Group dinner in Ushuaia the evening before departure.
◾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 the Sea Adventurer.
◾Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions.
◾Presentations by Expedition Team and guest speakers.
◾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 in the price:
◾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.
◾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. Ice Axe can help you to arrange this insurance if you need assistance.).
◾Excess baggage charges.
◾Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges onboard the ship or at the hotel.
I spent three days on the glaciers above Chamonix with Jeremias at the beginning of July 2015, preparing for a three week tour with him to Patagonia. I cannot recommend Jeremias' guiding highly enough. He is highly expert in everything concerning the mountains and was truly excellent company throughout. I cannot wait to go again!
Pablo was excellent as always and put us in touch with Julian Lopez who organised 4 days of splitboarding in North Patagonia. His knowledge as a guide and as an Argentine were thoroughly appreciated. Highly recommended.
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