Scrambling on low angled terrain of a low technical nature, on snow or rock. Ropes may occasionally be used. Climbers do not need previous experience but do need an ability to move over rough ground.
Short steep sections that will require a rope. Basic snow/ice/rock climbing. We recommend that climbers are familiar with ice axe and crampon techniques and/or basic rock climbing techniques although this can often be taught during the trip.
Steep terrain that requires moderate level climbing skills on snow/ice/rock. Emphasis on good cramponing skills. Will need experience with rope techniques including rappelling/abseiling and snow camping techniques.
Extensive steep terrain. Climber to be capable of following multi pitch climbs and have rope management skills, belay techniques, climbing calls, rappelling/abseiling skills and alpine bivouac and snow camping techniques.
Extreme terrain. Climber will have extensive experience on rock or ice and a complete understanding of anchors and protection techniques and a high degree of comfort following longer difficult sections of ice and/or rock in alpine gear with a pack.
A level of fitness sufficient to carry a light pack (10kg/22lb) and be capable of moving for several hours at a stretch with short stops every hour. Training would include regular walking on hills and gym work to develop strength: light running, swimming and biking.
Defined as one who exercises regularly although not necessarily to a really high level, capable of carrying a pack weighing 18kg/40lb for several hours. Regular cardiovascular exercise (3-4 times a week gym/bike/stairs) and include pack carrying on rough ground once a week.
A high standard of fitness. Capable of climbing with a heavy pack (25kg/55lb) for extended periods in mountain conditions. High level of training specific to climbing that would include heavy pack carrying over rough terrain and other preparation such as regular gym/pool/bike training.
Excellent level of fitness from participants who would have an ongoing commitment to training and maintaining fitness specific to climbing. Expect long days in extreme conditions. Preparation would include heavy pack carrying, specific conditioning through rock and/or ice climbing and habitual cardio vascular exercise.
Sea level to 2,500m
- The last frontier
- True adventure, vast wilderness and abundant wildlife
- Climb and ski from comfortable sailboat accommodation
The vast and remote Antarctic environment is rich in amazing wildlife and untouched mountain landscapes. We access the pristine mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula on a specialist Antarctic yacht in a small group of between five and ten members. Due to the size of the vessel we have exclusive access to remote anchorages that are off-limits to larger ships, allowing us an unlimited degree of flexibility.
Our yacht based expeditions are suitable for private groups and due to the forward planning and the popularity of the yacht, you need to plan and book very early for this trip.
The expeditions are aimed at small groups as this allows the specific goals during the expedition to be very flexible depending on the desires of the actual participants.
A multitude of peaks exist in the region, which are mostly unclimbed and all have new route potential from the less technical to the extreme!
Expedition participants can choose to climb mountains or ski tour around the region, or just spend time observing the abundant wildlife.
For those of you looking for another unique Antarctic expedition consider our historic South Georgia Shackleton Crossing.
SOUTH GEORGIA CROSSING
Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey across South Georgia.
- Visit one of the world's most bio-diverse islands.
- Oct/Nov 2016 Expedition currently underway!
Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of a safe and enjoyable trip.
"Antarctica was stunning, lost for words and the experience I was hoping for was definitely realized and more."
Warren Dobe, Australia