Climbing

At the forefront of climbing exploration in the Antarctic Peninsula, Aurora Expeditions and our experienced guides have been leading trips to this remote climbing location for well over a decade. Having forged new routes on many of the continent’s magnificent peaks, we return year after year to share this spectacular continent and its climbing experiences with our guests.

Along the Antarctic Peninsula coastline, hundreds of peaks rise several thousand feet, snow-clad and beckoning eager adventure seekers. From ascents of alpine peaks to ice climbing on grounded icebergs, our program aims to give participants a taste of the region’s fantastic climbing opportunities. During the voyage we offer climbs for the moderately fit, from easy ascents to more technical routes, ranging from 4 to 10 hours. We hope to make at least two one-day alpine ascents and attempt some iceberg climbing. Previous experience with crampons and ice axe is necessary and a surcharge applies.

If you would like to partake in our climbing option on your voyage please return the Climbing Activity Form at time of booking. Our climbing guide will review your form for suitability and experience before approving your place in the climbing group. If you have any queries regarding your suitability, experience or fitness then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Climbing Voyages

Please check individual voyage details for climbing surcharge.

Spirit of Antarctica 06 Dec 14 - 17 Dec 14
Spirit of Antarctica 08 Dec 15 - 19 Dec 15
Spirit of Antarctica 06 Dec 16 - 17 Dec 16

Fitness requirements

A reasonable level of fitness is required and participants should be able to walk or climb with a moderate pack of approximately 10kgs for up to 8 to 10 hours on ascent days. If you have any queries regarding your suitability regarding experience or fitness then please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our climbing guides will be more than happy to talk through the experience with you. Climbers should be aged 14 or over.

Our guides

Our guides have many years of climbing experience in our destinations and all hold relevant mountain instruction and safety certificates. The guide will lead the group on each excursion, explaining facts about the wildlife and other highlights as we come across them. We have one climbing guide for every 4-6 climbers.

Number of outings per voyage

We aim to climb two peaks and/or complete a glacier traverse as well as undertake two or more ice climbing sessions, each lasting somewhere between 4 to 10 hours. Our actual number of outings is highly weather dependent and dictated by our voyage itinerary.

How to book 

Simply inform our sales team at time of booking that you would like to include the optional climbing activity to your expedition. Places are limited.

Download more information and a booking form.