Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica with an altitude of 4892 meters above the sea levels. It lies in the north part of Vinson Massifs summit plateau in the southern portion of the main ridge of the sentinel range about 2 kilometers north of Hollister peak.
Although the peak is not very technically difficult, it is extremely cold ascent with the temperatures dropping to -40° near the summit. Under the guidance of our experienced guides, we can safely undertake the expedition.
During our expedition, we can get the view of different beautiful glaciers and many unexplored areas in Antarctica. It also offers you the off-the-beaten track climbing trips and gives you one of the memorable climbing experiences.
Destination: Mount Vinson Peak.
Group Size: Min 2 and above.
Maximum altitude: 4892 m.
Grade: Mountaineering Expedition
Accommodation: Hotel and Camping
Duration: 16 Days
- Day 01:Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
- Day 02:Prepare for weighing & loading of gear
- Day 03:Expedition Briefing
- Day 04:Fly to Union Glacier, Antarctica
- Day 05:Fly to Vinson Massif Base Camp
- Day 06:(6-13 Days) Climb Vinson Massif (4892 m)
- Day 14:Return to Union Glacier
- Day 15:Depart for Punta Arenas
- Day 16:Departure for your Home country.
- Day 1Arrive in Punta Arenas, ChileUpon your arrival on Punta Arenas, Chile, we will transfer to hotels. We will overnight there at Chile.
- Day 2Prepare for weighing & loading of gearFor our further expedition trails, we will prepare all the necessary equipment. For your own comfort and enjoyment travel light with good quality warm clothing.
- Day 3Expedition BriefingFinal preparation for the expedition and equipment checks with information on our flight arrangement. We will also discuss through Antarctica's environment policy and how we can ensure this pristine environment is maintained.
- Day 4Fly to Union Glacier, AntarcticaIf the weather condition goes good, we will fly to Union Glacier, Antarctica by Russian jet. It takes about six hours to reach there. Upon our arrival on Union Glacier, we will quickly set up the camp and enjoy the views and have a good meals.
- Day 5Fly to Vinson Massif Base CampAfter having our breakfast, we will fly to Vinson Massif Base Camp. About 1 hrs and 15 min flight, we will have the excellent views of Mount Vinson and others spectacular peaks. The team will be roped together as should be the case on any glacier terrain. After we set up the camp, we will build snow walls to protect us from the wind.
- Day 6(6-13 Days) Climb Vinson Massif (4892 m)Today we will carry all the necessary equipment to the base camp and continue up to Camp II. The guidance from our Guides and Sherpa help us to make our climb easier. We will summit the peak and explore the views near with us and return back to camp.
- Day 14Return to Union GlacierAs per our flight schedule and if the weather permits, we will fly to the union glacier. We will set up the camp and take a rest for a while. We will overnight there at Camp.
- Day 15Depart for Punta ArenasWe will fly to Punta Arenas and transfer to the hotels. We will overnight there.
- Day 16Departure for your Home country.As per our flight schedule, we will fly for our home country.
- Full board accommodation en-route to/from Base camp.
- Airport services and hotels transfers.
- Permits, charges, important taxes to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
- Food, fuel and cooking equipment during the expedition periods.
- Hotel and other accommodation in Punta Arenas.
- Comfortable & portable wooden toilet at the base camp.
- High-quality high altitude tents for above BC use.
- Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes.
- Oxygen with the regulator set for medical purpose.
- All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
- Medical safety equipment and supplies.
- Radio walkie-talkie set to each client with base station & permits cost.
- Satellite phone for an emergency purpose ($ 4 chargeable for a personal call).
- Last but most important COMPLETE SETUP INTERM/MIDDLE CAMP with Sleeping bags,
- Expedition cargo charge
- Personal insurance (Suggested to have evacuation policy as well)
- International flights to and from Punta Arenas
- Hotel nights in Punta Arenas at the end of your trip.
- Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
- Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
- Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
- Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
- Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
- Personal climbing gears.
- Personal nature’s expenses.
- Cost of emergency evacuation
The suggested itinerary is a guideline. Every evening, the expedition leader will discuss the best options with you related to your fitness, health, and interest. The itinerary remains flexible to meet your desires and needs.In the setup we combine, we will be providing you Full Board Service whole expedition.
Every effort will be made to keep to this itinerary but it is subject to weather. Flight delays can be expected so please don’t schedule any important meeting directly after your planned return date. Flexible international flight tickets should be purchased. The technical difficulty of this climb is not high, but it is physically demanding with a need to carry heavy loads up to 25kg combined with good camping skills in a harsh environment (training can be given, please enquire about our winter alpine training). The Expedition Leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset. The well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional Expedition guides and Sherpas who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure in the climbing period.