Ski Touring and Freeride in Antarctica

Canada

Experience the thrill of real adventure on this ski expedition to the world’s southernmost continent: Antarctica.

Rates & Packages

 

Type of AccommodationPrice per guest
Lower Deck Twin$8,995
Main Deck Twin (porthole)$10,995
Main Deck Twin (window)$11,165
Upper Deck Superior$13,090
Upper Deck Deluxe$14,180
Suite Cabins$16,490
Captain’s Suite$18,690
Dates
November 7-19, 2016

 

Adventure Activity Options
Backcountry skiing$1 000 fee per guest
Ski kayaking$1 000 fee per guest
Snowshoe trekking$500 fee per guest

What is included / What not

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 on board the Clipper 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.
  • Organization and guiding (skitouring and excursions).
  • 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.
  • Travel insurance.

Extended Description

Itinerary*:

  • Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Preparation and trainings. Overnight in Ushuaia.
  • Day 2 Board the Clipper Adventurer and set sail down the Beagle Channel.
  • Day 3-4 Cross the Drake Passage. Sperm, fin, and humpback whales, along with skies of seabirds will accompany our journey. Arrive at Deception Island’s volcanic crater on the afternoon of Day 4 for a hike.
  • Day 5 Ski and trekking objectives at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking.
  • Day 6 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. Visit penguin rookery at Georges Point.
  • Day 8 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 ski descents. Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.
  • Day 10 New ski descents and nature cruises of Charlotte Bay; begin journey north in the evening.
  • Day 11-12 Sail Drake Passage; pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.
  • Day 13 Disembark the Clipper Adventurer in Ushuaia, Argentina.
*Flexibility is necessary for all Antarctic travel. This program is subject to change throughout the journey depending on ice, weather and local conditions.
 
 
Participant´s requirements:
  • Intermediate or higher skiing level in any snow conditions. All-mountain skis with skitouring bindings and skins. 
PP/Night from US$ 692