Antarctica offers unbridled opportunities for adventure and exploration. Skiing, mountaineering, kiting, flying, fat biking, sightseeing, photography...the choices are endless, limited only by your imagination.
Arrive Punta Arenas or Cape Town. Meet your Icetrek guide and check-in to hotel
Review itinerary, equipment and food. Preparations for departure to Antarctica.
Technical briefing before departure
Fly to Union Glacier Camp or ALCI Airbase in Antarctica (weather dependent). Remain at either of these bases while you prepare for your expedition.
Undertake custom project and return to Punta Arenas or Cape Town
You can select Punta Arenas, Chile or Cape Town, South Africa as your gateway town. Both offer unique opportunities.
From Punta you fly to Union Glacier Camp. Nestled among the Ellsworth Mountains, it is a beautiful place from where you can embark on a multitude of trips. Virgin peaks for the mountaineer, beautiful glaciers for the adventurous trekker, Mount Vinson for the highest climb in Antarctica. Union Glacier is also your passport to more remote destinations - Emperor penguin rookeries, icebergs, the South Pole. It's also the perfect place to make final preparations for a major polar undertaking; a ski expedition to the South Pole, a kiting expedition from the South Pole to the coast, a complete traverse of Antarctica, the options are almost unlimited.
Access to Antarctica from this beautiful city is also easy and offers a multitude of unique opportunities. You fly to the ALCI Airbase in Queen Maud Land and if you prefer a little luxury check in to the Oasis Guesthouse, a refurbished Antarctic station with all the typical amenities you find in a guesthouse - comfortable beds, power, dining room, cinema, toilets and showers. Step outside and you are surrounded by the delights Antarctica - birdlife, snowy hills, ice cliffs, the distant plateau. Further afield are ice shelves, mountains, penguin rookeries, icebergs and the classic granite spires of Holtanna and Ulvetanna. Embark on a major ski expedition to the South Pole or ski through the Queen Maud Mountains. Build your own expedition.
We work with you through the entire process, from receiving your embryonic idea to shaping it into a feasible plan to bringing it to life within the beauty and challenge that is Antarctica.
Dream big. Live bigger. Begin!