South Pole and Land Expeditions
Visit the emperor penguins on these expedition trips to the South Pole
Imagine a place where you can live out your adventure fantasies and experience the beauty of nature where very few have ever been. It is now possible to explore some of the most hard-to-reach places of Antarctica, such as emperor penguin colonies, climbing Mount Vinson, Skiing to the South Pole or flying to the South Pole.
Union Glacier Camp is an unique Antarctic campsite is located in the remote, southern Ellsworth Mountains, on the broad expanse of Union Glacier. This is the only facility of its kind in Antarctica. The full-service camp operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January). The Camp is only accessible by air and your journey begins with a 4 ¼ hour flight from Punta Arenas, Chile. The wheeled aircraft lands on a naturally-occurring ice runway on the Union Glacier, where you take your first steps in Antarctica.
The setting is spectacular. The accommodation spacious and comfortable. The meals fresh and delicious. The service and support unparalleled. Majestic peaks rise in all directions offering plenty of opportunities for scenic excursions, technical climbs and ski tours. At camp there is little wind, providing a comfortable environment to relax and take it all in. Following are some of the extraordinary programs available for modern day Antarctica adventurers and dedicated travellers.