Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ski, Snowboard, or Trek Antarctica

November

Description

Come ski, snowboard, or trek in the beautiful coastal mountains on the Antarctic Peninsula. We will take the Clipper Adventure expedition ship which has capacity for 120 passengers from Ushuaia, Argentina sailing past the Cape Horn and across the Drake passage. This is an opportunity for true Antarctic exploration as you travel to glacier covered peaks never touched by man. We will take small zodiac boats daily onto the shores to explore and play. There are many animals inhabiting the shores such as minke whales, black-browed albatross, snow petrels, penguins and seals. We will learn history, biology, geology and politics of this unique continent.

Each evening we return to the luxury of the Clipper for amazing meals while enjoying the long summer nights of Antarctica.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Spend the night in Ushuaia, hotel included with breakfast

Day 2:

Board the Clipper Adventurer and set sail down the Beagle Channel

Day 3–4:

Cross the Drake Passage.

Sperm, fin, and humpback whales, along with skies of seabirds will accompany our journey.

Arrive at Deception Island’s volcanic crater on the afternoon of Day 4 for a hike.

Day 5:

Ski and trekking objectives at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking

Day 6:

Ski and trekking objectives at Anvers and Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum.

Visit gentoo and adelie penguin habitat.

Day 7:

Ronge/Island/Mt. Britannia/visit penguin rookery at Georges Point

Day 8:

Ski and trekking objectives in Paradise Bay, Zodiac excursions.

Visit penguin rookery and Almirante Brown Station.

Day 9:

Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt. Mill ski descents.

Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station, killer whale and leopard seal sightings.

Day 10:

New ski descents and nature cruises of Charlotte Bay; begin journey north in the evening.

Day 11–12:

Sail Drake Passage; pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.

Day 13:

Disembark the Clipper Adventurer in Ushuaia, Argentina.

*Flexibility is necessary for all Antarctic travel. This program is subject to change throughout the journey depending on ice, weather and local conditions.*

Dates

November 5th–17th

Prices (Lodging and Food): Please inquire info@inthecompanyofguides.com