Mount Vinson & South Pole Schedule & Prices
Please allow at least an additional two weeks after the expedition end date,
as weather and flight delays are not uncommon.
November 23, - December 12, 2014 - Limited Space
Arrive Punta Arenas on 11/24; depart Punta Arenas 12/12.
December 4, - December 23, 2014 - Limited Space
Arrive Punta Arenas on 12/5; depart Punta Arenas 12/23.
December 15, 2014 - January 2, 2015 - Limited Space
Arrive Punta Arenas on 12/15; depart Punta Arenas 1/2.
December 26, 2014 - January 14, 2015 - Sold Out
Arrive Punta Arenas on 12/27; depart Punta Arenas 1/14.
January 6 - January 24, 2015 - Limited Space
Arrive Punta Arenas on 1/7; depart Punta Arenas 1/24.
South Pole: Ski The Last Degree
Options to fly to South Pole and other Last Degree dates are also available
December 15, 2014 - January 2, 2015
December 26, 2014 - January 14, 2015
January 6 - January 25, 2015
Land Costs Subject to Change
Vinson Climb: $39,000.00
Ski The Last Degree Only: $58,000.00
Ski The Last Degree and Mount Vinson: Price - Call for details
$5,000.00 deposit, due with application
Balance due 120 days prior to departure.
Please note if you would like to pay the balance with a credit card a
.027% surcharge will be added to your balance.
Land Costs Include
All flights to and from the mountain from Punta Arenas
All flights to and from the South Pole (for the South Pole ski tour)
Support services while in the Antarctic
All meals while in the Antarctic
Lodging in the Antarctic
All group climbing gear
Guide services and fees
Land Costs Do Not Include
$25 Wire Transfer Fee (If Applicable)
Meals and hotels in Punta Arenas
Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
$150 entrance fee in Punta Arenas
International round-trip airfare
Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
Evacuation insurance (required by flight service - details in your confirmation package).
All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
Trip cancellation insurance
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Alpine Ascents International’s control
All prices and dates subject to change.
Vinson Cancellation/Refund Policy
Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.
Each deposit includes a $5,000 non-refundable registration fee (per the flight service policy).
Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120-days prior to expedition start date.
No refunds will be provided 119-days prior to expedition start date.
All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions. We offer a plan in conjunction with Travelex.
Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Please note: A.L.E., our flight service, requires trip evacuation insurance. This can be purchased as part of a Trip Cancellation Insurance package https://www.travelex-insurance.com/index.asp?location=47-0553 or without the Trip Cancellation Insurance portion for less through Travelex (purchase the $0 band plan with the Adventurer Lifestyle Pak) Upon receipt of your policy, please email us a copy of your confirmation letter with policy number.
We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance. In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services. There is a requirement that you sign up for your policy within 21 days of registering for your trip if you have a pre-existing condition. In brief, Trip Cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents (see above for the refund policy that applies to you). Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with Travelex. If you are signing up online or over the phone our location number is #47-0553. For non-technical trips choose the Travel Select plan. For technical climbs choose the Travel Select Plan and select the Adventurer Upgrade during your check out. Detailed policy information will be sent upon receipt of your completed application.