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OVERVIEW

Mount Vinson

  • Region - Antarctica

  • Duration - 15 Days 

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 4892 m / 16,050 ft

  • Best Season - Apr-May

 

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the Earth – Mount EverestAconcaguaDenaliKilimanjaroElbrusVinsonCarstensz Pyramid. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass.

 

Standing at the height of 4897m, Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in the vast continent of Antarctica. It is the coldest of the Seven Summits and has the polar climate with low snowfall but high winds and severely low temperatures. The wind coupled with cold air temperatures results in brutally low wind-chill temperatures, forming the greatest threat to climbers.

 

Just like with a number of other peaks in our seven-summit selection, the mountain is not a difficult peak to climb, being more a snow trudge than a technical climb, but the combination of its remoteness, high winds, and extremely low temperatures make Vinson a tough climb. However, that isn’t enough to stop a true adventurer! The toughness is nothing compared to the memorable experience and the chance to capture once in a lifetime image.

 

The sheer isolation of the mountain and the extraordinary views from its summit is what separates Vinson from the other Seven Summits. As you approach the top, you can't help but intimate yourself with thousands of square miles of ice caps and glaciers that fade into a distinctly curved horizon. The pristine place will leave any climber feeling surreal and amazed.

 

ITINERARY

Mount Vinson Climbing itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Punta Arenas, Chile, and Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 02 - Chile – Official procedures and Expedition Arrangements

 

Day 03 - Fly from Chile to Union Glacier Camp (700m/2300ft)

 

Day 04 - Fly from Union Glacier to Vinson Base Camp (2135m/7000ft)

 

Day 05 - Load Ferry from Base Camp to Camp 1

 

Day 06 - Trek from Base Camp to Camp 1 and occupied Camp 1

 

Day 07 - Camp 1 – Acclimatization and Check all the necessary Technically Climbing Gears

 

Day 08 - Load Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (Summit Camp)

 

Day 09 - Trek from Camp 1 to Summit Camp (Camp 2)

 

Day 10 - Summit day – Mount Vinson (4892m/16,050ft)

 

Day 11 - Contingency day for Summit

 

Day 12 - Trek from Camp 2 to Vinson Base Camp

 

Day 13 - Fly from Vinson from Base Camp to Union Glacier Camp

 

Day 14 - Fly from Union Glacier Camp to Punta Arenas, Chile

 

Day 15 - Depart from Punta Arenas, Chile

 

Day 16 - Reserved Day. In the case of Bad Weather or Flight delay

 

COST TERM

Mount Vinson Climbing

Cost Inclusions

  • Round-trip Airfare between Punta Arenas, Chile – Union Glacier Camp – Vinson Base Camp – Punta Arenas, Chile

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Punta Arenas, Chile International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Chile as per the Itinerary on twin sharing basis (Bed and Breakfast)

  • All meals during the expedition (while on the mountains)

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, guides and the entire crew

  • The permit fee for Vinson

  • Experienced and professional climbing Guide

  • A technical team of well-experienced guides for opening the route

  • High-quality tents for all the climbers and group cooking equipment

  • All group camp supplies and necessary items

  • Group Climbing Gears, Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing/mountaineering equipment supplies

  • First aid medical kits

  • PTA Staff costs including their salary, insurance, airfare, equipment, food, and accommodation

  • Achievement Certificate after successfully Climbing Vinson

 

Cost Exclusions

  • International Airfare to and from Punta Arenas, Chile International Airport
  • Visa fees 
  • Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee
  • Any Meals in Chile
  • Additional Hotel stays in case of early arrivals or departures
  • Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses
  • All expenses incurred from in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff
  • Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Mount Vinson Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Mount Vinson Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Mount Vinson Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the mount Vinson Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Vinson expedition.

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Mount Vinson expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Mount Vinson expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy

 

HOW TO REACH

Mount Vinson, Chile

Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden, and a zoo.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Mount Vinson

  • Region - Antarctica

  • Duration - 15 Days 

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 4892 m / 16,050 ft

  • Best Season - Apr-May

 

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the Earth – Mount EverestAconcaguaDenaliKilimanjaroElbrusVinsonCarstensz Pyramid. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass.

 

Standing at the height of 4897m, Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in the vast continent of Antarctica. It is the coldest of the Seven Summits and has the polar climate with low snowfall but high winds and severely low temperatures. The wind coupled with cold air temperatures results in brutally low wind-chill temperatures, forming the greatest threat to climbers.

 

Just like with a number of other peaks in our seven-summit selection, the mountain is not a difficult peak to climb, being more a snow trudge than a technical climb, but the combination of its remoteness, high winds, and extremely low temperatures make Vinson a tough climb. However, that isn’t enough to stop a true adventurer! The toughness is nothing compared to the memorable experience and the chance to capture once in a lifetime image.

 

The sheer isolation of the mountain and the extraordinary views from its summit is what separates Vinson from the other Seven Summits. As you approach the top, you can't help but intimate yourself with thousands of square miles of ice caps and glaciers that fade into a distinctly curved horizon. The pristine place will leave any climber feeling surreal and amazed.

 

Mount Vinson Climbing itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Punta Arenas, Chile, and Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 02 - Chile – Official procedures and Expedition Arrangements

 

Day 03 - Fly from Chile to Union Glacier Camp (700m/2300ft)

 

Day 04 - Fly from Union Glacier to Vinson Base Camp (2135m/7000ft)

 

Day 05 - Load Ferry from Base Camp to Camp 1

 

Day 06 - Trek from Base Camp to Camp 1 and occupied Camp 1

 

Day 07 - Camp 1 – Acclimatization and Check all the necessary Technically Climbing Gears

 

Day 08 - Load Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (Summit Camp)

 

Day 09 - Trek from Camp 1 to Summit Camp (Camp 2)

 

Day 10 - Summit day – Mount Vinson (4892m/16,050ft)

 

Day 11 - Contingency day for Summit

 

Day 12 - Trek from Camp 2 to Vinson Base Camp

 

Day 13 - Fly from Vinson from Base Camp to Union Glacier Camp

 

Day 14 - Fly from Union Glacier Camp to Punta Arenas, Chile

 

Day 15 - Depart from Punta Arenas, Chile

 

Day 16 - Reserved Day. In the case of Bad Weather or Flight delay

 

Mount Vinson Climbing

Cost Inclusions

  • Round-trip Airfare between Punta Arenas, Chile – Union Glacier Camp – Vinson Base Camp – Punta Arenas, Chile

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Punta Arenas, Chile International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Chile as per the Itinerary on twin sharing basis (Bed and Breakfast)

  • All meals during the expedition (while on the mountains)

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, guides and the entire crew

  • The permit fee for Vinson

  • Experienced and professional climbing Guide

  • A technical team of well-experienced guides for opening the route

  • High-quality tents for all the climbers and group cooking equipment

  • All group camp supplies and necessary items

  • Group Climbing Gears, Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing/mountaineering equipment supplies

  • First aid medical kits

  • PTA Staff costs including their salary, insurance, airfare, equipment, food, and accommodation

  • Achievement Certificate after successfully Climbing Vinson

 

Cost Exclusions

  • International Airfare to and from Punta Arenas, Chile International Airport
  • Visa fees 
  • Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee
  • Any Meals in Chile
  • Additional Hotel stays in case of early arrivals or departures
  • Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses
  • All expenses incurred from in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff
  • Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Mount Vinson Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Mount Vinson Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Mount Vinson Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the mount Vinson Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Vinson expedition.

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Mount Vinson expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Mount Vinson expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy

 

Mount Vinson, Chile

Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden, and a zoo.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage