The 2016 Antarctic season marks 50 years since the first ascent of the continent’s four highest peaks by the American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition (AAME). Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest peak at 4892m - 16,050 ft, was first summited on December 18, 1966 by AAME expedition members, Pete Schoening, Bill Long, John Evans, and Barry Corbet.

The 2016 Antarctic season marks 50 years since the first ascent of the continent’s four highest peaks by the American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition (AAME). Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest peak at 4892m - 16,050 ft, was first summited on December 18, 1966 by AAME expedition members, Pete Schoening, Bill Long, John Evans, and Barry Corbet.

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Mt Vinson, Antarctica 4892m

To climb the highest peak in Antarctica, one must go to the bottom of the Earth to 78º 35' S - just 1200 kilometres from the South Pole. Whether your aim is to stand on the top of each of the 7 highest summits on the 7 continents or you just want to experience the beauty of mountaineering in Antarctica, then we can help to make your goal a reality.

Webpage photo taken from near the summit looking towards (L to R): Mt Gardner 4573m, Mt Epperly 4359m, Mt Tyree 4852m, Mt Shinn 4660m.

Program Dates for Antarctic Season 2017/2018...

V1 - 12 days - depart Punta Arenas 26th Nov 2017 - depart Union Glacier 7th Dec 2017
V2 - 12 days - depart Punta Arenas 7th Dec 2017 - depart Union Glacier 18th Dec 2017
V3 - 12 days - depart Punta Arenas 18th Dec 2017 - depart Union Glacier 29th Dec 2017
V4 - 12 days - depart Punta Arenas 29th Dec 2017 - depart Union Glacier 9th Jan 2018
V4ski* - 12 days - depart Punta Arenas 29th Dec 2017 - depart Union Glacier 9th Jan 2018
V5 - 12 days - depart Punta Arenas 9th Jan 2018 - depart Union Glacier 20th Jan 2018

*V4ski program suitable for experienced ski mountaineers wishing to attempt a ski ascent/descent expedition on Antarctica's highest peak

Price per person US $42,350 (we reserve the right to revise prices in the event of a significant change in the price of aviation fuel and aircraft charter rates)

What's included...

  • Briefing followed by refreshments in Punta Arenas, Chile one day prior to departure.
  • Transfers to and from airport for Antarctic flights.
  • Round trip flights from Punta Arenas to Antarctica.
  • All programmed flights within Antarctica.
  • Meals and accommodation while in Antarctica, including fully catered meals at Union Glacier camp.
  • Group climbing and camping equipment for your Vinson climb.
  • Climbing Guide and support of staff physician throughout your journey.
  • A baggage allowance of up to 55lbs (25kg) on all polar flights.

What's not included...

  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas.
  • Meals and accommodation other than while in Antarctica.
  • Airport transfers other than those for Antarctic flights.
  • Personal camping and climbing equipment and clothing.
  • Any additional expenses incurred in Punta Arenas due to delays.
  • Any baggage costs over the confirmed program allowance.
  • Cost for the use of telephone whilst in Antarctica.
  • Insurance coverage - personal, medical, evacuation or otherwise.

Click here to have a look at a sample itinerary

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