Climb Antarctica

A Mountaineer's Dream

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be first? The first to attempt a new route that has never been climbed before? Climb Antarctica is truly the continent’s best kept secret, promising unlimited terrain and stunning scenery in the most remote and pristine place on Earth!

Duration
12 Days
Activity Level
Price
$29,450
Upcoming Departures
Dec. 18, 2016
Jan. 09, 2017

Overview

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be first? The first to attempt a new route that has never been climbed before? Climb Antarctica is truly the continent’s best kept secret, promising unlimited terrain and stunning scenery in the most remote and pristine place on Earth!

Explore the virtually untouched alpine peaks of the Heritage Range, cradled within the Ellsworth Mountains. Take on steep ice couloirs, classic ridge traverses, icy crests, rock pyramids, and hidden valleys. The Heritage Range has the breadth and depth of terrain to suit any climber’s level of experience.

Over the last few seasons, our guests have made some amazing first ascents including Mount Dolence, Linder Peak, the north face of Mount Rossman, and Mount Sporli, the highest peak in the range. It’s no coincidence this is our guides’ favorite trip.


Weather

The interior of Antarctica has a cold, dry, windy climate. Average mid-season temperatures at our base camp range from 10F to 25F (-12C to -4C). On a sunny windless day it can feel quite warm but, when the wind blows, you will be glad of warm layers and a wind jacket. Temperatures can drop as low as -22F (-30C) in early November.


Activity Level

Strenuous

Strenuous trips include skiing, climbing, and trekking trips where you spend several days or more in remote field camps and you are active for 6-8 hours a day over steeper, more rugged terrain. They can involve climbing and camping at altitude and in extreme weather conditions. These trips can be tailored to your skills and abilities, however a good level of fitness is essential and some technical skills may be required.


Inclusions

What's Included
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Round trip flight to Antarctica from Punta Arenas
  • Meals and tented accommodation in Antarctica
  • Group camping and climbing equipment
  • Mountain Guide
  • Celebration dinner and Certificate of Achievement
  • Checked luggage up to 55 lb (25 kg)
What's Not Included
  • Insurance coverage—personal, medical,evacuation, or otherwise
  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas
  • Airport transfers outside of Punta Arenas
  • Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Additional flights within Antarctica
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Expenses incurred due to delays
  • Luggage over 55 lb (25 kg)
  • Satellite phone charges
Arrival Day: Punta Arenas, Chile

Pre-departure Day: Luggage Pick-Up & Briefing

Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Day 2-4: Expedition Preparations

Day 5-11: Climbing Expedition

Day 12: Return to Chile

Flexible Departure Day: Fly Home

*Subject to change based on weather and flight conditions.

Skills and Experience

We customize this unique adventure to your needs, so there are no hard and fast rules. We can develop an itinerary for you regardless of whether you’re a keen hiker wanting to experience some amazing ridge-scrambling or a hard core alpinist wanting to make first ascents of steep ice lines. We ask that you submit a resume of your mountain experience to help us tailor the trip to your experience and ability. It also allows us to make any suggestions for further training.

Training

This a moderate to strenuous experience regardless of your itinerary. You should come with a good level of fitness, as those who are “mountain-fit” when they arrive in Antarctica will enjoy it far more.

The best way to get fit for any activity is to just do it. However we understand that most of our guests have busy schedules with work and family commitments and getting to the mountains to prepare may not be easy. So your training needs to be specifically based around the particular movements and demands imposed by the activity.

For climbing and mountaineering you should mimic the movements of hiking up and downhill with a backpack, scrambling over rocky ground while wearing boots and traversing steeper slopes. Doing this in a gym does work but sometimes being creative and taking a regular hike round your local park taking in all the uneven ground will be far more realistic and of more benefit.

Hiking with a pack is of use but be very careful when training with weight and don’t overdo it! You are better off developing your overall cardiac fitness than your strength to carry a heavy pack. Running, stair climbing and bicycling also build up your leg strength and aerobic fitness. Climbing walls are a great way to not only improve your upper body fitness but they also boost your confidence, coordination and technique.


Trip Code CLIMB1
To Antarctica Dec 18 2016
From Antarctica Dec 29 2016
Duration 12 Days
Cost $29,450
Availability Waiting List
Trip Code CLIMB2
To Antarctica Jan 09 2017
From Antarctica Jan 20 2017
Duration 12 Days
Cost $29,450
Availability Waiting List
Pricing Note

We reserve the right to revise our prices in the event of significant changes in the price of aviation kerosene and aircraft charter rates.

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