Antarctica
Aboard the Australis
Nov & Dec, 2011
Antarctica
Aboard the Australis
Nov & Dec, 2011
November & December 2011

Join us for a ski-driven journey to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Overview
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What's Included

  • 2 nights pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. Room includes a continental breakfast.
  • Group dinner in Ushuaia.
  • Ski guide while in the Antarctic.
  • Group transfers from the hotel to the ship on embarkation and from the ship to the airport on disembarkation and all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the ship
  • Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information package

What's Not Included

  • Airfares to or from your home city, whether on scheduled or charter flights.Departure flights should be booked as changeable or you should be aware of what change fees may apply. Travel in the Antarctic can be highly unpredictable and can be delayed which may affect your international itinerary. Ice Axe is not responsible for any change fees due to unforeseen weather delays. Ice Axe staff will do our best to assist you in your travel arrangements should delays arise.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Any government arrival and departure airport taxes.
  • Ski or trekking equipment.
  • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel and the welcome dinner on the evening prior to departure.
  • Baggage, cancellation and travel insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory. Ice Axe can help you to arrange this insurance if you need assistance. It is generally around $125.00 per person).
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Alcoholic beverages onboard the ship or at the hotel.
  • Telecommunications charges
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for guides and yacht personnel.
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What's Included?
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  • Gear 1
  • Gear 2
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Gear List
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Welcome dinner and orientation. Overnight in Ushuaia.
Day 2: Ski Martial Glacier with team. Overnight in Ushuaia.
Day 3: Breakfast at hotel. Board the ship and set sail down the Beagle Channel.
Day 3-6: 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 in the afternoon of Day 6 for a hike.
Day 7: Ski objectives at Brambant Island.
Day 8: Ski objectives at Neko Harbor.
Day 9: Ski and trekking objectives in Paradise Bay. Zodiac Excursions. Visit penguin rookery and Almirante Brown Station.
Day 10: Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt. Mill ski descents. Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.
Day 11: Additional exploration of Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt. Mill ski descents.
Day 12: Iceberg Alley and Graham Coastland.
Day 13: Ski and trekking objectives at Anvers and Wienke Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum. Visit gentoo and adelie penguin habitat.
Day 14: Wienke and Anvers objectives.
Day 15: Ski objectives at Crystal Sound.
Day 16: Ski objectives at Cuverville Island.
Day 17: Ronge Island/Mt. Britannia. Visit Penguin rookery at Georges Point.
Day 18: Additional obejectives at Ronge Island/Mt Britannia
Day 19: Ski objectives at Livingston Island.
Day 20: Morning ski objectives at King George Island.
Day 20-23: Sail Drake Passage; pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.
Day 23: Disembark Yacht Australis in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Flexibility is a must for all Antarctic travel. This program is subject to change throughout the journey depending on ice, weather, flight availability and local conditions.

We keep 4:1 client to guide ratio to maximize safety.

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Itinerary
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Expedition Overview

An exclusive 8 passenger ski-mountaineering experience in the Southern Ocean’s most
dramatic amphitheater of snow, ice and wildlife, this intimate adventure is designed to maximize
exploration and ski objectives amidst the stunning terrain of the Peninsula’s most attractive peaks.

Cost $18,000 USD per passenger
Date November & December 2011
Duration 23 days
Capacity 8 passengers
Reservations Use Contact Form or call us at +1-530-582-1246

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