SKI TOURING AT ANTARCTICA

Day 1 :

    Arrival to Ushuaia (Argentina). Ultimate details with ski or trekking guide. Night at Ushuaia.

    Day 2 :

      Boarding on the Sea Adventurer and navigating the Beagle Channel.

      Days 3 and 4 :

        Drake Passage traverse. The whales and seabirds will accompany our journey. Arrival to Deception Island. Half a day ski tour to check how we feel on the skis.

        Day 5 :

          Skiing, kayaking or trekking in Neko’s Port. Zodiac trips, penguin breeders, hikes.

          Day 6 :

            Skiing, kayaking or trekking in the Anvers and Wenke Islands. Scientific base and museum of Lockroy Port. Visit to the Gentoo and Adelie Penguin habitat.

            Day 7 :

              Skiing, kayaking and trekking in Ronge Island / Mt. Britania. Visit to the penguin colony at Georges Point.

              Day 8 :

                Skiing, kayaking and trekking in Paradise Bay. Zodiac trips. Visiting the penguin colony and the Almirante Brown station.

                Day 9 :

                  Skiing, kayaking and trekking on Lemaire Channel / Mt. Scott / Mt. Demaria / Mt. Mill. Visit to the Ukrainian scientific station Vernadsky. Sightings of black whales and leopard seals.

                  Day 10 :

                    Skiing, kayaking, trekking and cruises in the spectacular nature of Charlotte Bay. Trip back to the north in the afternoon.

                    Days 11 and 12 :

                      Drake Passage traverse, passing by the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.

                      Day 13 :

                        Disembarkment of the Sea Adventurer in Ushuaia (Argentina).

Included

  • 1 night accommodation in a twin/double room in Ushuaia (Argentina). It includes continental breakfast.
  • Group dinner in Ushuaia.
  • Group transfer from hotel to boat on boarding day and from boat to airport on disembarking day. All the taxes of miscellaneous services and port charges.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the Sea Adventurer.
  • Disembarkations on land and zodiac trips depending on weather forecasts and local climate conditions.
  • Presentations from our Expedition Team and invited speakers.
  • Expedition certificate.
  • Photograph DVD describing the whole experience.
  • Complete information folder prior to departure
  • The use of a pair of rubber expedition boots for ground departures. These will be returned at the end of the trip.
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    Not included.

  •  Trip to Ushuaia.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Passport and visa expenses. Tourist entry fees may apply depending on your nationality.
  • Ski or trekking equipment.
  • Any food on land with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel and the welcome dinner the night before departure.
  • Baggage, cancellation and travel insurance policy (emergency medical insurance and evacuation is mandatory, Ice Axe will help you organize it if needed).
  • Laundry, bar, drinks and other personal charges on board or at hotel.
  • Tips for guides and hospitality staff
  • For the required equipment, please contact Tuc Mountain Guides on the following email address: info@tucmountainguides.com

    For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

    Ski touring & Freeride

    • Technical Level
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    • 1 - Beginner. Never ski toured before. Frequent skier that goes off-piste not very often. Never used skins before.
    • 2 - Intermediate. Ski tours occasionally (5 to 10 days a year). Know the basics using skins, correct kick turn on slopes up to 35º. Capable of placing ski crampons without any help. Be able to ascend through all kinds of snow following a trace. Skis efficiently on all kinds of snows.
    • 3 - High. Big expertise in all types of ascents with skis. Knows and masters several climbing techniques with skins, kick-turn both back and to the valley. Can go easily forward skating. Ski tours quite often (more than 15 days a year). Familiarized with the use of ice axes and crampons in different terrains. Be able to use ropes for belaying. Has been in high routes in the Alps. Training in self-rescue.
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    • Fitness Level
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    • 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
    • 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
    • 3 - able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.

    Description

    Incredible as it may seem, we bring the opportunity to enjoy your passion for skiing and nature in an incomparable setting, the remote continent of Antarctica!! The magnificent and wild landscapes covered with ice will happen one after another at each stop of the cruise.

     With the help of the American company ICE AXE EXPEDITIONS, we offer this 12-day cruise aboard a superb boat with space for 130 passengers. With great attention to detail, you will take pleasure in all the comforts to enjoy the surroundings and skiing in the Antarctic Peninsula. An unforgettable trip, memories for a lifetime of an unmatched natural setting.

     The non-skiers are welcome as well!!  We present the option of enjoying this excellent trip snowshoeing or kayaking.

     

    LEVELS :

    FITNESS
    1
    TECHNICAL
    1

    DOSSIER REQUEST FORM

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