Our Expedition Trip Notes provide detailed information and background for the Adventure Consultants' Antarctic Peninsula Backcountry Ski Cruise.
You can view the trip notes online by clicking the image or download a pdf by clicking the following link:
Antarctic Peninsula Backcountry Ski Cruise 2020
You will find the guides to be companionable and strong expedition leaders with considerable power and willingness to see you achieve your goals.
Head Office Support Team
Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running.
Hayley Furze, Client Liaison
Hayley joins the AC team with a wealth of experience working in the tourism and hospitality industry along with a love of travel. She works as Client Liaison on a number of our European and international ascents, treks and expeditions.
Expedition members will be provided with pre-trip medical questionnaire and some members may be asked to visit their family physician to receive a full medical examination. This information will be sighted only by the expedition leader and our medical adviser and treated with full confidentiality.
You should come with a good level of fitness as this is a moderate to strenuous program. It really is worth making an effort, as those who are “mountain-fit” when they arrive in Antarctica will enjoy it far more!
Level of Experience Required
This adventure offers some degree of flexibility to be customized to your skill level, whether you are an experienced ski mountaineer or a downhill skier with some off-piste experience looking to improve your back-country touring skills in a unique setting. Previous backcountry or off-piste ski experience is required.
We ask all potential participants to complete a questionnaire of their ski experience. This helps tailor the program to your experience and ability, so that you get maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from your efforts. It also allows us to make any suggestions for further training.
Each of our trips is individually rated according to its physical and technical difficulty, displayed in the icons towards the top of each trip page. You can click on the accompanying question mark for additional descriptions and the full run-down of our grading system is available on our Difficulty Ratings page.
All meals are provided onboard in a dining room on the Upper Deck. Please notify us at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements, as most can be catered for by the onboard chefs. Assortments of freshly-baked items are usually offered each afternoon and there is a selection of snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.
Clothing & Equipment
A full clothing and equipment checklist will be sent to all expedition members once their booking is confirmed. Members are expected to provide their own personal backcountry skiing equipment.