Ski touring at the South Pole
Can you imagine skiing through its mountains? Go down its slopes to a beach surrounded by ice and penguins with skis on?
A trip for adventurers looking to discover these wonderful Antarctic landscapes, their flora and their wildlife. Whales, seals, penguins and elephant seals will be our travel companions.
There is no better way to know this continent than from a sailboat, which will be our means of transport and shelter. With a zodiac we will disembark every day on beaches from where we will begin our ski trips in search of summits that have never been skied before.
We will follow in the footsteps of former explorers like Ernest Shackleton and cross the famous Drake Passage from Chilean Patagonia to the Antarctic Peninsula. Once there we will have about two weeks to explore, discover and enjoy its mountains and bays before starting the way back.
There is the possibility of crossing the Drake by plane and only navigate the Antarctic Peninsula.
THE MOST VIRGIN PLACE IN THE EARTH !!
Days 1 and 2:
Europe – Punta Arenas – Puerto Wiliams
Flight from Europe to Punta Arenas (Chile).
Flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams.
The rest of the day we will have free time to explore the southernmost city in the world. In the afternoon we will embark on the sailboat, our house during the month of travel.
Presentation of the whole team. Safety briefing, last purchases and preparations before sailing.
Days 3 to 6:
Crossing the Drake Passage
Crossing the Drake Passage to Antarctica.
Every sailor has dreamed of crossing Cape Horn by sailboat, we will do much more. Once Crossed Horn we will only have 440 nautical miles left, which will take us up to 60 degrees south latitude, or what is the same, Antarctica.
After the Drake we will already be expert sailors respected by all.
Days 7 to 21:
Ski in the Antarctic Peninsula.
We will explore and ski different peaks of the Antarctic Peninsula. Our mountain guide and the sailboat skipper will propose the summits and itinerary of the next day every afternoon depending on the group’s priorities and the weather.
King George, Livingstone, Nansen, Deception, Arctowski, Bluff, Rongue will be some of the islands we travel; but we don’t want to close an itinerary since the possibilities are endless and the beauty of the place is to explore and discover new peaks.
The days at this time of the year have about 22 hours of light, so the ski days will never end.
Days 22 to 26:
Crossing the Drake Passage back to Puerto Wiliams.
Now we are expert sailors in Antarctic waters. We can only enjoy the return journey, spot whales and search the mainland horizon again.
Days 27 and 28:
Puerto Wiliams, we will say goodbye to the sailboat and take the flight to Punta Arenas.
Return flight from Punta Arenas to Europe
Included in the price:
- Antarctic sailboat with experienced polar navigation couple.
- Cook and all the food on board the sailboat during the trip.
- UIAGM mountain guide with Antarctic experience.
- Pre trip advice service.
The service excludes:
- Flights (we calculate that the price of all flights is less than 1500eur approximately).
- Hotel (depending on flight stopover may be necessary).
- Food and extras outside the sailboat (days in Patagonia).
- Insurance (we will personally analyze options for each client with the insurance coverage that he/she already has).
If the client is interested we can manage the trip integrally including flights, hotels and transfers.
Ski Touring: Moderate to Hard
We adapt the difficulty of the routes to the group’s ski level. A good off-piste ski base is a must.
You have to be aware that we are going to cross the Drake. There is the possibility of crossing by plane.
We have realized that many times you needlessly pay for insurance that you already have or do not want to pay.
We do not include insurance on our trips; what we do is help you assess what insurance you need in each type of activity and how far you want them to cover your activity.
For each trip we will jointly study what insurance you have already served and which we have to expand or cover: to ensure the cancellation of the flight or the entire trip, in many cases it is advisable an international medical insurance, and a rescue and repatriation insurance It may be essential on some occasions.
If you want insurance contact us and we will find the one that fits your needs AQUÍ.