Adventure Dynamics organises a climb of Mount Sidley (4285m), the highest Volcano in Antarctica. Similar to visiting Antarctica with our Mount Vinson programme, we gain access to Antarctica from Punta Arenas in Chile.
This two week programme takes us to the remotest part of Antarctica with a Twin Otter ski plane. We pull sleds up this none technical mountain and camp in tents on the 4 day climb. Very cold conditions can be experienced. You are guided by an Adventure Dynamics Guide to make this journey a success.
Includes: Accommodation at hotels with bed and breakfast (1 night before and 1 night after in Punta Arenas), all tents, communal equipment and food, as well as mountain rescue while doing the climb, all land based Antarctic costs. You are accompanied by an Adventure Dynamics experienced high altitude mountaineer on the entire trip for safety, advice, instruction and guidance. Suggested training programme by an Adventure Dynamics Guide, departure tax.
Excludes: Evacuation Insurance and costs if required, personal equipment, delay expenses, change of flight fees, restaurant meals, expenses outside itinerary, excess baggage fees, hotel accommodation outside itinerary, items of personal nature , Satellite phone calls, health requirements, hospitalisation and evacuation from Punta Arenas if required.
* You will be required to sign a waiver form.
* You have a weight allowance of 30kg and excess baggage into the Antarctic is $65 per kg.
* This is weather and flight dependant and expeditions can go as long as 2 – 3 weeks with delays.
Day 1: Arrival in Punta Areas, transfer and Hotel (sharing bed and breakfast).
Day 2: Pre-departure briefing and loading of aeroplane.
Day 3: Fly to Antarctica – 4 hours and land at Union Glacier. Camping.
Day 4: Flying with ski planes to Mt Sidley – 7 hours.
Day 5 – 10: The ascent of Mt Sidley, pulling sleds to high camp and summiting.
Day 11: Flight back to Union Glacier – camping.
Day 12: 4 hour flight back to Punta Arenas.
*Itinerary subject to change due to weather and flight delays.