Antarctic Peninsula - Yacht Based Ski Touring

  • Difficulty: 1 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. - 5

    Fitness: A 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. - D

    Duration

    30 Days

    Elevation

    Sea level to 2,500m

Antarctic Peninsula Yacht Based Ski Touring
16 June 2014
  • The 'Last frontier'
  • True adventure, vast wilderness, 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 seven and twelve 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.

Each day we head to shore to climb and ski or merely observe the wildlife.

Every day you mingle with the wildlife at close quarters from the boat and on land. Whales, seals and penguins are abundant and we are all drawn to spend many hours observing and photographing these incredible creatures.

Become one of the adventurous few who get to experience the abundant wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Why AC?

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.

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"Antarctica was stunning, lost for words and the experience I was hoping for was definitely realized and more."
Warren Dobe, Australia

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 First ascents await the adventurous! Accessing the Antarctic Peninsula by boat.  © Darryl Day

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