Mount Vinson

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Altitude 4892m, Grade 3C

A stunning mountain in an extreme environment.

Located in the coldest, most windswept continent on earth. The elegant symmetrical pyramids of the Ellsworth Mountains give rise to the complex high-glacial massif of Vinson itself.

Antarctica is a land of dreams; a pristine environment of epic proportions and extremities. For half of the year, when there is 24 hours of daylight, the snow really does shine whiter than white.

From its peak you will be awestruck by the clarity of the views to the nearby peaks of Mount Shinn and Mount Gardner, and far beyond the South Pole. The route taken is a low technical climb, but we are in a potentially extreme environment that will offer a real physical and mental challenge. It is advisable to book at least 6-9 months in advance.

Our Mount Vinson trip starts and finishes in Punta Arenas. Dates shown below are the advertised dates you fly to and from Antarctica, however you will need to arrive in Punta Arenas at least 48hrs (2 days) in advance of these dates (e.g. 4th Dec for 6th Dec). Return International flights should be booked at least three days after your return from Antarctica to allow for possible delays in flying back from Antarctica. If doing a Vinson & Ski Last degree you would already be on Antarctica when other Ski Last Degree only clients arrive.

Trip dossier

Mount Vinson

  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other accommodation in Punta Arenas on a Bed & Breakfast basis (3 nights at the start only)
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks
  • 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.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with any fuel surcharges passed on from the flights to/from Antartica as well as the internal flights on Antarctica.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
Day 1 Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 2 Reserve day for last minute preparations
Day 3 Pre-flight briefing
Day 4 Fly to Antarctica & on to Vinson BC
Day 5 Establish up Camp 1
Day 6-7 Establish up to Camp 2
Day 8-13 Mount Vinson summit attempts
Day 14 Return to base camp
Day 15 Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 16 – 20 Return International Flight

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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1 review for Mount Vinson

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very well organised from start to finish. Crew, logistics and guides were all to the highest standard. Exceeded all expectations.

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The South Pole, Ski the Last Degree $42,875 Please note, the final payment is based on the exchange rate of 1.25 at the time of making your final payment. A trip to Mt. Vinson is likely to be the trip of a lifetime, so why not extend your stay in Antarctica and ski from the 89th degree to the South Pole, a journey of 100 kilometres. Ideally you should have completed an introductory ski touring course. Available only on November and December departures.


The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£5000 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
26th Nov 2022 - 7th Dec 2022
7th Dec 2022 - 18th Dec 2022
18th Dec 2022 - 29th Dec 2022
29th Dec 2022 - 9th Jan 2023
9th Jan 2023 - 20th Jan 2023
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
23rd Nov 2022 - 10th Dec 2022
4th Dec 2022 - 21st Dec 2022
15th Dec 2022 - 1st Jan 2023
26th Dec 2022 - 12th Jan 2023
6th Jan 2023 - 23rd Jan 2023