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Antarctica

Ski-touring trip to Antarctica 2017

The Antarctic Peninsula, which by Antarctic standards is relatively easily accessible, has an astonishing array of creatures and an unforgettable landscape. There is an unbelievable variety of penguins, seabirds, seals, and whales; icebergs float by the ship. Historic research stations remind us of the great arctic explorers. And most importantly: the endless possibilities for unforgettable ski tours!

Character

A combination of a cruise and ski-touring weeks: during our ski tours and shore excursions, our cruise ship will be anchored, and we will be brought ashore by dinghies.

Requirements

Ski tourers with an adventurous spirit. You need experience in ski touring and physical fitness adequate for the all-day tours.


Program

We will fly to Ushuaja in Argentina / Tierra del Fuego, where all the formalities will be handled first. Then, we will board our cruise ship and sail in the direction of the Beagle Channel. We will cross the Drake Passage and reach Deception Island, one of the South Shetland Islands. The volcano on the island was last active in 1970. After entering the natural harbor, we will hike on the volcano and swim in the hot springs. Our first ski tour starts from Neko Harbor in Paradise Bay. Then, we will visit a penguin colony and the Almirante Brown Station.

Ski tour on Anvers and Wenke Island. In Port Lockroy, we will visit a research station, a museum, and a large Adelie penguin colony. We will continue through the Lemaire Channel. Mt. Scott, Mt. Demaria, and Mt. Mill offer beautiful ski touring opportunities. An interesting day will be had with a visit to the Ukrainian Vernadsky research station. Along the Graham Coast, the "iceberg straits", we will reach the Crystal Sound. We will return north: through the Drake Passage, past the cliffs of Cape Horn in the direction of the mainland. Once back in Ushuaia, we will leave the ship and check back into the hotel.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina. Overnight stay in Ushuaia
Day 2: On board the clipper Adventure, we will travel through the Beagle Channel
Day 3.- 4: We will cross the Drake Passage. We will be accompanied by fin and humpback wales as well as seabirds on our trip. Arrival at Deception Island in a natural harbor. A hike to the hot springs awaits us.
Day 5: Ski tour at Neko Harbor in Paradise Bay
Day 6: Ski tour on Anvers and Wenke islands. We will visit Port Lockroy, the research station, and the museum
Day 7: Ronge island / Mt. Britannia. Visit to the penguin colony at George Point
Day 8: Ski tour in Paradise Bay. Zodiac excursion, visit to the penguin colony and the Almirante Brown Station
Day 9: Ski tour in the Lemaire Channel / Mt. Scott / Mt. Demaria / Mt. Mill. Visit to the Ukrainian Vernadsky station
Day 10: Ski tour in Charlotte Bay. In the evening, we will begin the journey north
Day 11.- 12: Travel through the Drake Passage and past the cliffs of Cape Horn
Day 13: Arrival in Ushuaia

Throughout the trip, the program is subject to local ice and weather conditions. 

Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis
Skitourenreise in die Antarktis

Info

Language in-country: spanisch
Time difference: -5 hours, MEZ
Language for the expedition: englisch
Personal equipment: before the trip, all participants will receive a detailed list of materials required.

Included in the price

  • Overnight stay before the expedition in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Group dinner in Ushuaia
  • Incl. transfer to the ship and the port fees
  • Full-board on the clipper Adventurer
  • All zodiac rides
  • Various presentations by the expedition team about Antarctica
  • Expedition certificate
  • DVD of photos to chronicle the trip
  • Comprehensive information about the trip
  • Austrian mountain guide 

Not included

  • Flight to Ushuaia/Argentina upon request
  • Airline taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Ski touring equipment
  • Fees for excess baggage
  • Laundry, bar, drinks on board the ship
  • Tips for the ship crew 

Preparatory meeting
The date for the meeting will be set as early as possible, but not until we have been able to determine whether or not we will have enough participants. The company Mountain Sports makes every effort to organize an expedition professionally. This also includes the preparatory meeting. We are committed to providing our guests with complete important information and optimal materials. Both are important for the success of an expedition, if not essential.

Travel documents
For Argentina, no visas are required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months past the travel dates.

Climate
The climate on the Antarctic peninsula in the month of November can be compared to the month of March in Central Europe.

Vaccinations
The following vaccinations are highly recommended: polio, tetanus.

Management
Bernhard Neumann mountain guide - Mountain Sports Zillertal

Organization
Mountain Sports Zillertal & Ice Axe Expeditions.

Early registration will ensure your place and will make the work of Mountain Sports much easier. For offers with train or flight arrival included in the package price, early registration is essential. Last-minute registrations may result in higher prices.

Terms and conditions
the terms and condition of Mountain Sports Zillertalapply.

Price
up to € 8000,- per person

Dates
28.10.-9.11.2017

In cooperation with Ice Axe Expeditions.


Non-binding Inquiry

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Booking information

You should register as early as possible to reserve your desired date. After we have received your registration, you will get a written confirmation. We then ask you to make a deposit. The remaining balance will be due on-site at the beginning of the tour.

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