Mt. Vinson, Antarctica
December 29, 2014 (arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile on the 27th)
Ok, let’s get serious
Difficulty: very difficult
Our journey to Antarctica and up Vinson takes a significant amount of training and mental preparation. You should be ready for:
• long days,
• heavy packs,
• extremely cold and unpredictable weather,
• difficult land and glacier crossings,
• lower than normal oxygen levels,
• an altered diet,
• limited lodging luxuries (camping)
• and last but not least, the trek requires solid physical and mental health.
Our guide is an Irish mountaineer who has extensive experience exploring Antarctica. He is a believer in being well prepared and will train you on the proper equipment to bring and how to use it, as well as training tips before the trek.
Safety is our top priority, and our professional, seasoned guide is committed to making your trek an enjoyable one.
Interested in heading to the top of the bottom of the world? Let’s talk!
Mt. Vinson (or Vinson Massif) is the most remote of the seven summits, being the highest point in Antarctica at 16,050 feet. We fly from Chile to get to the gorgeous Ellsworth Mountains of perhaps the most mysterious continent on earth.
Vinson is huge, and its bulk is isolated from other mountains. A whopping 13 miles long and eight miles wide, the massif was first climbed in 1966, but the true height of it wasn’t known until 2001, when a team trekked up with GPS units.
Antarctica attracts mountaineers and daredevils from around the world for obvious reasons: it’s mysterious, it’s barren, and its beauty rewards those who tread into its isolation.
Our trek will consist of a small team, with three available spots to fill. We will leave from Punta Arenas, Chile on December 29 and is a two-week trip. It is best to plan for additional days in case of severe weather while leaving Antarctica.
Join us at the bottom of the world for an experience that will cement itself in your heart forever.