beyond the backcountry ...
beyond the backcountry ...
Antarctica is the ultimate back-country skiing destination. The mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula, rising to well over 2000m, extend for hundreds of miles. The skiing is spectacular. There are no ski lifts. Simply an endless choice of untracked mountains to ski. And the only crowds are the groups of penguins you pass on the ascent. Ski beyond the backcountry. Ski in Antarctica.
Ski Antarctica specialises in backcountry trips to Antarctica. With over 20 years' experience operating in Antarctica we have pioneered access to many mountains along the Antarctic Peninsula. Having helped people to reach more than 140 different Antarctic summits, including over 50 first ascents and over 800 days skiing in Antarctica, our Antarctic ski mountaineering experience and knowledge are second to none.
Expedition yachts provide the ultimate freedom to truly explore Antarctica. A comfortable expedition yacht is the perfect base for ski mountaineering, providing the flexibility to tailor your trip according to your desires and abilities.
We have the backcountry and the mountains to ourselves, and we reach places that are not accessible to larger vessels. And we can go where we want, when we want, and for as long as we want.
To add to the adventure, we provide sea kayaks (and the necessary equipment and drysuits) to our guests for no extra charge! Kayaking in Antarctica - it's the perfect way to spend a rest-day or to unwind after a hard day's ski mountaineering!
Many people venture into the back-country. We take you beyond the backcountry. We take you to the wildest and most spectacular place on earth. And then we ski there.
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The most easily accessed area of Antarctica, with mountains rising to almost 3000m and heavy snowfall, the Antarctic Peninsula offers the best backcountry skiing on the continent. Add to this the abundance of penguins, whales and seals...
Immortalised by Sir Ernest Shackleton famous crossing in 1917, the mountains of this breathtaking island rise straight from the sea to 2935m. Home to hundreds of thousands of King penguins, this is a truly unique ski destination.
The Patagonian fjords of Chile are one of world's last great wildernesses. Without needing to cross the open sea. they are remarkably easy to access by yacht, but notoriously difficult any other way! You will need a thirst for adventure to ski here!
Duration: 17 days
A true adventure into one of the wildest and least visited wildernesses on earth. It has it all... mountains, glaciers, ice...
Duration: 31 days
Aimed at competent ski mountaineers who would like a unique ski adventure, our focus will be the ski mountaineering classic...
Duration: 34 days
This expedition will appeal to more experienced ski mountaineers who would like something even more strenuous & adventurous...
Duration: 30 days
Join us for a sea kayaking adventure like no other! Late summer is a fantastic time for wildlife on the Antarctic peninsula...
Phil organises and leads our ski mountaineering trips, sea kayaking and backcountry operations. With over 2 decades of leading skiing and mountaineering expeditions in Antarctica, his Antarctic experience is unrivalled.
Cath is the owner and skipper of Icebird. Having skippered charter yachts to Antarctica for almost two decades, plus a wealth of other impressive sailing adventures, she is one of the most experienced and respected skippers operating in Antarctica.
Oli is our second skipper. Not only a skipper in Antarctica, he is also a professional sailing instructor, and has sailed and raced yachts extensively around the world. As a climber and mountain rescue team member, his skills and knowledge are invaluable for Antarctic operations. MORE...
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