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13-day Ski touring in Antarctica

Go on the adventure of a lifetime and explore the remote wilderness of Antarctica on a 13-day ski touring expedition in the wild!

Duration13 days
Offer periodOct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join us for the greatest experience of your life: a 13-day ski touring trip in Antarctica.

Starting from Ushuaia, the most southern town in the world, we will navigate the South Pacific, passing Cape Horn and crossing the Drake Passage.   

Antarctica is a dreamy destination. This is your chance to actually be a part of an incredible expedition below the Arctic Circle.

During this trip, a ship will be our warm and confortable base camp. The crew is a group of experienced people used to navigate in these latitudes.

Each day, we will explore incredible spots of the Antarctic Peninsula and navigate through fjords and icebergs. There will be a lot of ski touring, of course! We will also have conferences about geological and biological topics.

This experience will change the way you perceive the world. Being in the Antarctic Peninsula requires being humble and respectful. Besides, you will feel the immensity of nature and the silence of this ice paradise.

In addition, you will enjoy watching leopard seals, humpback whales, killer whales, seals, and different kind of penguins. In fact, seeing so many wonderful things will make you conscious of how complex the ecosystem around us is.

You can find a complete program below for further details about this trip. However, the program is subject to changes depending on weather, ice or local conditions.

Please get in touch with us if you want to have the skiing experience of your life. It will be our pleasure to bring you there and guide you in the fantastic Antarctica environment.

Details

Accommodation

Sea Adventurer (ship).

Meeting point

Ushuaia


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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Orientation with ski or trekking guide at the glacier. Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Ushuaia.

Day 2: Beagle Channel

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

Day 3 to 4: Drake Passage / Deception Islands

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

Day 5: Neko Harbour

Ski and trekking objectives at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking.

Day 6: Anvers, Wenke Island, Port Lockroy

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

Day 7: Ronge Island / Mt. Britannia.

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

We’ll have several ski descents in those spots.

We’ll also 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 / Cape Horn

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

Day 13: Return to Ushuaia

Disembark the Clipper Adventurer in Ushuaia, Argentina. H Flexibility is necessary for all Antarctic travel.


About the guide

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Ice Axe Expeditions is rooted in offering once in a lifetime adventures to all corners of the globe. We have the operational capacity and know how to put together memorable, inspiring trips from the Arctic to Antarctic, and every point in between. Our proven track record of working alongside world class guides and a world class staff is how we are uniquely situated to create expeditions for our clients that make dreams come true.


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Nov 03, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021

USD 18552 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 17995 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The listed price is for a Main Deck Twin (window) lodging + a 2000 ski touring activity fee. Other options include:

Main Deck Twin Single:$22,995 per guest + 2000 ski touring activity fee

Upper Deck Superior:$17,995 per guest + 2000 ski touring activity fee

Captain’s Deck Deluxe:$18,995 per guest +2000 ski touring activity fee

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 onboard the Sea Adventurer.

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. 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.

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.


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