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13 Days* Ski Antarctica

 

Travel dates:

5 Dec - 17 Dec 2013
29 Dec 2013 - 10 Jan 2014

 

Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Depart from Punta Arenas, Chile. Fly 4 ¼ hrs to Antarctica by private transport jet. We will land on our ice runway and settle in at Union Glacier Camp.

Day 2-3: Acclimatization and Planning

Spend the first couple of days brushing up on your skiing and getting acclimated to the Antarctic conditions. We will practice avalanche rescue, route finding, ropework, crevasse rescue, navigation and weather observations. During this period you will discuss and plan objectives with your guide and pack your equipment ready for departure.

 

Day 4-12: Ski-touring

After the stunning scenery and unlimited potential, flexibility is the next best thing about the Ski Antarctica program. You can do local day trips and return home each night for dinner in Union Glacier Camp, or set out on a 10-day expedition exploring the many valleys and peaks in the region. Numerous valleys and peaks for you to look out for, whether it is a steep line in the Henderson Glacier or first tracks down the magnificent Mount Sporli.

The opportunities for true exploration and discovery on this program are endless. Only a very small group of people have skied in this region and it is more than likely you will be able to make some first descents while you are with us.

 

Day 13*: Return to Punta Arenas, Chile

The aircraft from Punta Arenas will arrive with a new group of avid explorers, and you will depart for the final leg of your Antarctic experience. Our ANI staff will meet you at Punta Arenas airport and transfer you to your hotel.

* Schedule
No two Antarctic experiences are exactly the same. This is part of the excitement and adventure of Antarctic travel. The itinerary above highlights typical activities and experiences. Exact timeline and details will vary from trip to trip. Trip length may vary by departure.

Please anticipate delays and do not plan anything for at least a week after your scheduled return. Allow yourself to enjoy this unique experience without the stress of pending commitments.

 

Experience includes:

  • Transfers to and from Punta Arenas airport, Chile
  • Briefing with refreshments in Punta Arenas one day prior to departure
  • Round trip flights from Punta Arenas to Antarctica
  • All flights within Antarctica as shown in your itinerary
  • Meals and accommodation while in Antarctica
  • Expedition Guide(s) (and naturalist or lecturer on some Experiences)
  • Use of recreational equipment at Union Glacier Camp
  • Official and personalised ANI Certificate of Achievement
  • A Baggage allowance of up to 55lbs (25kg) on Punta Arenas-Union Glacier flight

(Baggage allowance of up to 66lb (30kg) for Ski South Pole Hercules Inlet, Messner and Footsteps of Amundsen Expeditions)

 

Experience DOES NOT include:

  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas
  • Flights within Antarctica, other than those shown in itinerary
  • Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Airport transfers other than in Punta Arenas
  • Personal equipment and clothing (polar clothing is available for rent from ANI for some Experiences)
  • Expenses incurred in Punta Arenas due to delays
  • Any excess baggage costs over confirmed baggage allowance
  • Cost for the use of satellite phone whilst in Antarctica
  • Insurance coverage – personal, medical, evacuation or otherwise