Moscow - Santiago - Punta Arenas - Patriot Hills - Mount Sidley area (plane) - Ascent - Patriot Hills - Punta Arenas - Santiago - Moscow
Mount Sidley (4181 m) – the highest point of the Mary Bird Land, in very rarely visited area. It is officially recognized as the highest volcano of Antarctica, one of the “Seven volcanos of the World”. Mt.Sidley - a large mountain, with a huge caldera, which forms a wall height of 1200 meters, the opposite slopes of the mountains are flat and could easily be reached on skis. A layer of ice in the area reaches is a three-kilometer thick. There is no actual volcanic activity in the region, according to scientists last eruption occurred about 4.7 million years ago.
A prepayment of $ 5000 (including $ 1500 non-refundable amount) must be done not later than 120 days before the expedition. The remaining amount must be paid no later than 90 days prior to the expedition.
In case of refusal to participate in the program less than 90 days before the beginning of tour, the money paid for the program will not be returned !
NOTE: Time of departure to Antarctica and return to the mainland may be moved in case of bad weather (there have been rare cases where a storm was up to 10 days). In case of such shifting the timing of flights the program is guaranteed! In case of refuse the client from participating due this shifting and postponement of flights, the money for the travel not returned
Tips guidelines (important information!)
You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours.
10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
To visit Antarctica you will need to fill out a special questionnaire.
By air and by land
Return flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica
Luggage allowance for these flights is 25 kg
Group equipment is divided equally among the members to carry
In Punta Arenas, there are various hotels **-***
Hotel to be paid extra. Our price includes hotel reservation only.
In Antarctica, we stay in good tents for 2 or 3 persons.
We buy all the necessary food-stuffs in Punta Arenas and the members cook for themselves in the mess tent in BC and in their tents on the route. The guide gives a competent hand.
White gas (4 liters per person) is provided for BC and higher.
One guide per 3-5 clients
Health and medical insurance
The group will have a first-aid kit.
Each member must have insurance with 150 000USD coverage.
Antarctic summer: when the sky is cloudless the temperature inside a tent is from 0°C to +10°C. Snow storms are frequent visitors and then the temperature can drop to -35°C (on the tops).
Hotel in Punta Arenas 30-60USD per day
Meals in Punta Arenas 20-40USD per day
Luggage over 25 kg – 70USD per 1 kg
Group equipment for BC (provided by 7 Summits Club)
• Mess tent
• Tents in higher camps (2-3 members to a tent)
• Cooking utensils (gas-stoves, pots and pans)
• Satellite phone ($5 per 1 minute)
• First-aid kit
• Solar battery charger
Group climbing equipment (provided by 7 Summits Club)
• kitchen utensils
• snow shovels
• tents for high camps
• rope (50 m)
Personal equipment for BC (not included in the
• sleeping bag (good for -40?C)
• sleeping mat
• personal items for washing
• personal notebook (if needed)
• crampons (G12 model recommended)
• backpack (40-50 liters)
• 6mm cord for prussic knots
• screwgate carabiners - 3
• collapsible ski poles
• descender (rappel device)
• video camera and accessories
• accumulators (batteries)
• personal eating utensils for high camps
Clothes and footwear
• trekking shoes
• climbing boots (Millet’s “Everest” recommended)
• down jacket + down trousers (or down overalls)
• Gore Tex jacket with a large hood
• Gore Tex trousers
• Polartec Windblock jacket and trousers
• jacket “Polartec - 100” - 2 items
• warm underwear - 2 sets
• Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
• Thinsulate gloves
• Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
• warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
• warm hat
• Polartec Windblock face mask
• UV glasses
• ski goggles (preferably)