Climb Antarctica

A climber on a rocky summit in Antarctica
Two climbers pause to rest while climbing a peak in Antarctica
The stunning peaks of Antarctica as seen from a plane

Climb Antarctica has been hailed as the continent's best kept secret, and presents mountaineers with the opportunity to climb in the world's most remote and pristine environment.

Enjoy this exploration as an expedition in itself, or add-on to our Vinson Massif or South Pole expeditions to complete your Antarctic experience. Terrain is unlimited and varied, from technical ascents to easy snow climbs and ridge traverses that offer views over the Ronne Ice Shelf and Polar Plateau. This unique experience of climbing in Antarctica has only been undertaken by a handful of people and the opportunities for attempting new routes and first ascents are a real possibility.

  • Fulfill your mountaineering dream by making a first ascent
  • Unlimited terrain and stunning scenery in the world's most remote and pristine location
  • Add on to your Vinson Massif Expedition

Expedition Level

Expedition Level







17 days




Arrive in Punta Arenas
DAY 2 - 3

Gear checks and welcome meeting


Fly to Union Glacier

DAY 5 - 7

Expedition Preparations

DAY 8 - 15


DAY 16

Return to Punta Arenas

DAY 17
Fly home

Early arrival allows for expedition preparation and also allows a buffer for flight and luggage delays should your travels to Chile not go as scheduled. Flights to Antarctica are not held for delayed passengers or luggage.

Climb Antarctica Map

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
1 Jan - 17 Jan 2025 $37,800 USD $ Book Now

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This a moderate to strenuous experience regardless of your itinerary. You should come with a good level of fitness, as those who are “mountain-fit” when they arrive in Antarctica will enjoy it far more. 

For climbing and mountaineering you should mimic the movements of hiking up and downhill with a backpack, scrambling over rocky ground while wearing boots and traversing steeper slopes. Doing this in a gym does work but sometimes being creative and taking a regular hike round your local park taking in all the uneven ground will be far more realistic and of more benefit.

Hiking with a pack is of use but be very careful when training with weight and don’t overdo it! You are better off developing your overall cardiac fitness than your strength to carry a heavy pack. Running, stair climbing and bicycling also build up your leg strength and aerobic fitness. Climbing walls are a great way to not only improve your upper body fitness but they also boost your confidence, coordination and technique.

Technical Experience

We customize this unique trip to your needs, so there are no fixed prerequisites. We can develop an itinerary for anyone, from keen hikers wanting to experience some amazing ridge-scrambling or hard-core alpinists wanting to make first ascents of steep ice lines. We ask that you submit a resume of your outdoor experience to help us tailor the trip to your experience and ability. It also allows us to make any suggestions for further training.

Altitude Experience

No previous altitude experience required.

A climber high on a rocky summit in Antarctica
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for our quality of service and the strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition leaders and support staff, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams, the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up.

Many of our expedition members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions safe and successful.

Looking down a gully towards the vast expanse of Antarctica

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Flights to and from Union Glacier in Antarctica
  • All group climbing equipment
  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • Tents and food while in Antarctica
  • Mountain guides
  • Transport of 23kg of personal equipment.
Standing on a rocky summit, blue skies and big mountains behind

For straight-out best-value for time climbing in the interior of this great continent, the Climb Antarctica program is tops. 

A passenger plan on the blue ice runway, Union Glacier

Landing on the blue ice runway and stepping into Antarctica is an incredible sensation.

Stunning scenery and great fun climbs, looking down a ridgeline in Antarctica

There is no other place on earth like Antarctica and this program immerses you right into it!

Tent at Union Glacier, Antarctica's airport base camp

"A fantastic trip, well organized and managed in a very professional manner."

Nat Craig, New Zealand
A climber stops at jagged rocks on an Antarctic peak

"The trip met and exceeded expectations. I chose AC because of wonderful past experience and your level of experience in differing tours/expeditions. Thanks for a fantastic experience!"

Belinda Reynolds, Australia/New Zealand
Climbers use skis to move between peaks on Climb Antarctica

"Mountain expeditions present risk, so I don't skimp on choosing the best guides and the best expedition operator. AC is one of the best, quite simply."

Jackson Griffith, New Zealand
Climbers approaching the summit of Mt Vinson

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