Antarctica. The very word conjures up visions of vast polar ice sheets, covered in snow and swept by blizzards. Of alpine mountains so inaccessible that nearly all of them are unclimbed. When we think of Antarctica we think of a pristine, yet fragile environment, and we want to go.
Nobody is disappointed with their impressions of this magical continent. It feels like a rare treat and a privilege to go. High Mountain Guides director Rob Jarvis has spent 2 years of his life living, climbing and guiding 'on the ice' and can pass on some of the experience and enthusiasm gained from this to people looking for private guiding or a training course prior to going South.
If you are heading off to the Greater Ranges to climb an expedition peak we recommend you start the training process a long time in advance. Improving your mountain fitness, technical & mountaineering skills as well as general expeditions awareness will enhance your safety,... more>
Rob & David, just a short note to thank you all for making our Antarctic experience such a wonderful time. It is an amazing continent and we thoroughly enjoyed the Vinson and South Pole experiences. However, it is people that make trips and it is not possible to say how much we appreciated your gentle, confident and knowledgeable style of guiding and, above all, excellent company.
Thanks so much for your encouragement, support and enthusiasm on our Last Degree Trip. You made a great experience even greater!