Antarctica – the land of the unexplored and home of the South Pole.
For centuries, the land was the ultimate destination to explorers from all over the world. Truly a stuff of legends, only a few dared to sail across the freezing waters of the Antarctic Ocean; to set foot on ice-capped continent. And as nature always has it way of surprising the human kind, it had something in store for the incoming explorers. Among the vast ice shelves and gigantic ice bergs, one feature stood nearly 5000m (16000ft) above the sea level: Mt Vinson!
Mount Vinson is the Highest mountain of Antarctica continent standing with an altitude of 4,892mtr.
Physical Fitness:This forms the most important aspect of climbing Mt.Vinson. Climbers are expected to have an exceptional level of physical fitness. Consistent, structured training specific to mountaineering over a period of 8-12 months will be a good requirement for anyone looking to climb Mt.Vinson.
Climbers must have a substantial amount of mountaineering experience to take part in this climb. We prefer climbers who have already climbed a few peaks in the 5000m-6000m range. Having a winter climb (or our winter training program) under your belt will be an added advantage. This ensures that the climber is well experienced and aware of all the finer aspects of mountaineering like the technical know-how (Rock, Snow & Ice), camping proficiency, and ability to stay & perform for weeks together in a polar environment environment.
Please check out our ‘Training’ page for custom programs for your climbs.
Depart Punta Arenas, Chile. Fly to Antarctica.
Fly 4.25 hours to Antarctica by private transport jet. Transfer to ski aircraft and continue to Vinson Base Camp at 6,900 ft. (2,100 m) on the Branscomb Glacier.
Safety is the highest priority in our expeditions. When we say safety, we just don’t mean climbing. Right from the food you eat at our camps, to all the tiny pieces of rope & hardware, & our mountain/expedition guides are the best in class. All these will ensure the safest climbing experience.
Transcend Adventures Mountain Guides are of the finest in the region. They form the backbone of all our expeditions. Highly experienced, they bring all of the possibilities your table, so that you’ll enjoy the best of climbing experience on the big mountains.
Honestly, it’s an open secret that the above two aspects of safety and hospitality have been propelling our clients to the top of every summit. With over 90 summits to Everest and another 200 summits covering all the 7-Summits, we let the numbers speak our success.
Our base camp services across the globe are unrivaled! For us, a base camp is a “Home away from home”. Whether you’re from the west or the east, we ensure that we serve you your native food on a daily basis. With a host of custom packages to choose from, we’re certain that you will not miss the comfort of your home!
An experienced high altitude medical doctor is always with us during every expedition to Mt.Everest. He/she is always available at the Base Camp/ Advanced Base Camp for any medical related concern, however small the condition is. Well, in the mountains it’s the small things that matter the most!
The weather plays the single most important factor on your probability of reaching the summit. We have 3 independent weather forecasts from the most reliable weather forecasters that ensure that we pick the most safest weather window for your summit attempt.