Ski, kayak or sail the choice is ours. Picture yourself standing at the top of a mountain looking down into a bay filled with icebergs, you’re surrounded by glistening snow capped peaks who’s massive glaciers terminate into the turquoise ocean. The sound of these rumbling glaciers echoes through the bay and is mixed with the distant calls of a nearby Penguin colony.
Or kayaking past huge ice walls with Humpback and Minke whales surfacing close-by, Leopard seals patrolling the beaches on the hunt for a young or injured penguin. At the end of each glorious day we’ll return to the comforts of our floating home, where we’ll be greeted with a warm or cold beverage and the mouth watering smells of the evening’s meal.
Skiing is the main focus of this expedition. Whenever the weather allows we will venture into the mountains, skiing as much as possible. Ski conditions in Antarctica can range from knee deep powder to perfect corn and everything in between. There are numerous peaks we can summit. There are also a number of first ascents still to be claimed. A certified guide will accompany you on all ski and kayak outings, crevasse rescue training and beacon training will take place in Ushuaia before boarding the yacht. Before each ski outing participants will be briefed on the objective and the hazards.
Participants are required to have advanced ski skills and previous ski touring experience. Kayaking is incorporated into the program when the weather makes mountain travel difficult or dangerous. Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the wonders of Antarctica. We’ll move through the water silently enjoying the incredible scenery and the abundant wildlife. Previous kayaking experience is not required but is recommended. All participants will be given a thorough kayak safety briefing.
The yacht we’ll use is a 60 ft expedition boat specifically built for polar exploration, it’s warm, comfortable and spacious. The sailboat offers the prefect way to explore and move through the fiords, bays and inlets of the Peninsula, if we find and area we like we have the flexibility to explore to our hearts content until we move to the next amazing location.