SKI TOURING IN ANTARCTICA
DESTINATION ANTARCTICA: AMIDST AN ICE KINGDOM
This rate expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula is a voyage that will leave you with grandiose, enduring memories. Skiing, zodic excursion and even conferences, this trip will change your relationship with the world ans nature.
Do you dream of adventure ? Do the great explorers inspire you ? This expedition to the awe-inspiring white continent offers you the unique opportunity to wander throught lanes of icebergs, observe Rorqual whales, penguins and seals and even ski the wild summits of this remote region. Famous landmarks are abundant : Ushuaïa, Cape Horn, Drake passage…
Overwhelming impressions are accompanied by a certain humulity. Awareness of surrounding ecosystem’s fragime complexity is one of the hallmarks on this modern adventure.
4 clients per guide – 13 day program
Day 1 :
Today you begin your epic, arriving in Ushuaia, capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina.
You’ll meet your guide for a technical review of hiking and / or ski touring. In the evening, a welcome dinner is planned before your last night on dry land.
Days 2 to 12 :
On the 2nd day you’ll board the Sea Adventurer, your polar expedition ship. We’ll set our course for the 240 km long Beagle Channel.
During days 3 & 4, you’ll have the opportunity to observe great sperm whales, humpback whales and a procession of seabirds who will accompany us on this key stage via the legendary Drake Passage.
5th day, we’ll stop at Neko port, taking the opportunity to combine ski touring with a zodiac excursion and also meet penguins.
The adventure continues on the 6th day, when we explore the Antwerp and Wenke islands by ski. We’ll also take the opportunity to discover the Port Lockroy scientific base.
7th day, we’ll enjoy the spectacle of Adélie penguin colonies in their natural habitat on Mount Britannia.
8th day, we’ll stop in Paradise Bay to put on our skis but also visit the scientific research base, Brown Station.
Several beautiful ski descents await us for on the
9th day, Lemaire Canal, Mt. Scott, Mt. Demaria & Mt. Mill. We’ll also visit the Ukrainian scientific station, Vernadsky.
Day 10: new ski descents around Charlotte Bay before heading north to begin the return trip.
It’s almost the end of this incredible journey… For the last 2 days on board, we’ll head towards the Drake Passage, admiring the cliffs of Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America.
Day 13 :
You’re back in Ushuaia, ready to disembark
Our polar expedition ship, The Sea Adventurer, measures 101 m in length and 16.2 m in breadth, accommodating up to 132 passengers.
Recently renovated, the ship’s comfortable interior includes an observation lounge, bar, promenade deck, restaurant, gym, library, 24-hr bar and cabins with individual bathrooms.
The ship’s technical performance is exemplary: new drive systems and paddle propellers guarantee excellent energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint
From 3 to 15 November 2021
RATE: from $11,995 to $21,995 per person.
1st night in Ushuaia before embarkation, shared accommodation (breakfast included)
Dinner in Ushuaia
Hotel-ship transfer for embarkation and ship-to-airport transfer for disembarkation
Taxes on services and port costs
Full board on the Sea Adventurer
Zodiac excursions and coastal landings
Presentations by our team and expedition tour guides
A certificate of participation in the expedition
Photographic DVD retracing the journey
Rubber expedition boots, loaned for the onshore excursions, to be returned at the trip’s end.
Passport and visa procedures. Tourist entry fees may apply depending on your nationality.
Airport and gouvernment taxes
Standard personal equipment (skis, boots, clothes,…)
All mealsashore, with the exception of breakfast at the hotel and the welcome dinner the evening before departure.
Cancellation insurance (recommended)- Repatriation insurance (compulsory)
Tips for guides and staff
Optional activities :
Ski tourning : 2000 $/pers.
Sea Kayaing : 1400 $/pers.
Snowshoe hiking : 700 $/pers.
Paddle : 350 $/pers.
A GLIMPSE OF WHAT AWAITS YOU
WHY GO WITH HELISKI RUSSIA?
- A french structure registered with Atout France Pionners of heliskiing in Kamchatka with more than 15 years experiences int the field
- Professional IFMGA-certified guides specialized in Russia
- The advantage of having a single point of contact during all stages of the trip organization (reservation, payement practical and administrative information, etc.)