Antarctica Adventure Cruise


The Antarctica Adventure Cruise is customized for those with an adventure-driven spirit, providing our clients with a unique opportunity to trek, ski and snowboard several of the White Continent’s untamed peaks. Journey deep into the rugged landscape of one of Earth’s last frontiers while enjoying the convenience, safety and comfort of the Clipper Adventurer expedition ship. Sail past Cape Horn, across Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with an exclusive group of intrepid travelers inspired by the legacy of Antarctic discovery.

November 4 – 16, 2013 
Begins In
Ushuaia, Argentina 
Ends In
Ushuaia, Argentina 
Hotel in Ushuaia, Clipper Adventurer Cruise Ship 
Clipper Adventurer 
Priced From
Trip Includes
1 night pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. This room includes a continental breakfast. Group dinner in Ushuaia. 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 Clipper Adventurer. Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions by onboard historian, ornithologist and marine biologists. Ski guide services. Presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers. Expedition certificate. CD chronicle of the voyage. Comprehensive pre-departure information package. Use of a pair of rubber expedition boots on loan for shore landings. These will be returned at the end of the voyage. 
Not Included
Airfares to or from your home city, whether on scheduled or charter flights. Passport and visa expenses. Any government arrival and departure airport taxes. Ski 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). We STRONGLY encourage cancellation insurance. Excess baggage charges. Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges onboard the ship or at the hotel. Telecommunications and internet charges. Customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for stewards, guides, and other service personnel. 
Ski and Cruise Antarctica with Wild Alpine and Ice Axe Expeditions

Photo by Keoki Flagg

Experience true modern exploration as you travel to a land covered by glaciers, never conquered by man. Travel through alleys of icebergs and study the blue mystery of such extraordinary formations of nature. Explore harbors and bays while surrounded by clouds of seabirds and become enveloped in the raw magnificence. Witness the profound beauty and isolation of a land covered by ice. Listen to glaciers calve and observe with wonder minke whales, black-browed albatross, snow petrels, penguins and seals.

Ski Cruse Antarctica with Wild Alpine and Ice Axe Expeditions

Photo by Keoki Flagg

Ponder the complexity of the fragile and dynamic ecosystem of the Antarctic Peninsula. Daily shore landings, lectures and Zodiac excursions will cover the history, biology, geology and politics of our southernmost continent. Actively explore this frontier or contemplate the social structure of a penguin colony. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is for you.

2013 Rates
Lower Deck Twin: $8,990 per guest - SOLD OUT
Main Deck Twin (porthole): $9,690 per guest
Main Deck Twin (window): $9,890 per guest
Main Deck Single: $14,435
Upper Deck Superior: $11,490 per guest
Upper Deck Deluxe: $12,690 per guest
Captain’s Deck Deluxe: $12,690 per guest - SOLD OUT
Suite: $13,690 per guest - SOLD OUT
Captain’s Suite:$15,690 per guest - SOLD OUT
*airfare not included
*all pricing per person*

Contact our office to discuss accommodations and pricing for children.

We are honored to offer the Antarctica Adventure Cruise in collaboration with our partners at Ice Axe Expeditions. When you choose to see Antarctica with Wild Alpine and Ice Axe Expeditions, you’re choosing the best behind-the-scenes logistics team and in-the-field guide staff in the industry. We are looking for up to four clients to join Lead Guide Eli Potter on this 2013 sailing. Individuals and small groups are welcome.

Ski Cruise Antarctica with Wild Alpine

Photo by Keoki Flagg


Day 1
Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Overnight in Ushuaia.

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 Islands 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 Wenke 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.



Ski Mountaineering Expedition Gear List

Ski and climbing clients are responsible for bringing personal outdoor clothing and equipment appropriate for the discipline. This packing list will help to ensure you levitra have everything you need for your adventure. Plan on wearing informal and comfortable clothing on travel days before and after the expedition.

Click on each item in blue for more details.

Ski Equipment
Skis mounted with Touring Binding and strapped together with Ski Strap
Ski Boots

generic viagra 1 Ski Pole
– 1 Whippet
Climbing Skins: cut to fit your skis
– Ski Crampons: compatible with your skis and bindings
– Overboots: optional but recommended for summit day

Technical Equipment
Alpine Bod or Couloir Harness: with belay loop
3 Large Locking Pear-shaped Carabiners
– 6 Non-locking Wire Gate Carabiners
Ice Screw
– Cordallete: 7m (15-20ft) 6–7 mm nylon cord
2 Double Length Slings: 120cm Sewn Runners
viagra vs cialis Crampons: 12 point, steel
Raven Pro or Venom Ice Axe
– Ice Tool: hammer
Helmet: UIAA or CE certified climbing helmet

Avalanche Kit
Avalanche Shovel
Avalanche Probe
Avalanche Transceiver: digital, preferably less than 5 years old
– Avalanche Backpack (optional)

Sled Rigging
– 20ft Nylon Accessory Cord
– 3 Bungee Cords

Clothing – Upper Body
– Light or Mid-weight Long Sleeve base layer top
– 2 Insulating Layers: softshell or fleece insulated layers, hoods are good
Wind Shirt
Puffy Jacket: Down or synthetic jacket with a hood
– Down Parka: to be worn over all other layers in kamagra reviews cold conditions, summit day, emergency backup
– Hardshell Jacket

Clothing – Lower Body
– Underwear
– Light or mid-weight base layer bottom
Soft Shell Pant
Hard Shell Pants
: with full side zips
– Synthetic Insulated Pants

Clothing – Head
Warm Hat
, Buff or Neck Gaiter
Baseball Cap Sun Glasses
or Sunhat
Glacier Glasses
and an extra pair of Sun Glasses
Polarized Goggles

Clothing – Hands
Mid-weight Gloves: think ski glove
Midweight Liner Gloves

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Clothing – Feet
– 3-4 pair of wool or synthetic ski Socks
– Camp Booties: for wearing around camp, your feet will love you!

Pack & Duffel
– Duffel: 100+ L bag for storing gear on your sled
– Backpack: 80+L expedition pack

Sleeping System
Sleeping Bag: down or synthetic, rated between

-10F and -30F
– Compression Stuff Sack: for storing sleeping bag
– Inflatable Sleeping Pad
– Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad: full or 3/4 length

Personal First Aid Kit
– Small pre-packed Personal First Aid Kit (optional)
– Band-Aids
– Asprin, Ibuprophen, Tylenol
– Blister Care
– Antacids, Peptobismol, Immodium
– 1-2″ roll of medical tape


– Insulated Mug
– 2 Spoons or Spork
– Pocketknife

Sunscreen Lip and Nose Balm
– 4-6 Chemical Hand Warmers
Headlamp (optional, depends on time of year)
– 2-3 Water bottles or Water Bladder: widemouth screw top, 1-1.5L
– Insulated

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water bottle covers
– 3-4 Garbage Bags: to keep all gear inside your pack / duffle completely dry
– Earplugs
– Extra batteries: AAA for your avalanche transceiver
– Sleeping Mask
– Books, iPad, Kindle
– Thermos: 1/2L max.