Remote Field Camp on Alexander Island, Antarctica


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.

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Expedition Training

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>


  • Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica 2008/09
  • Winter Ascent of Mount Bouvier, Adelaide Island, September 2004
  • Ski South Pole - The Last Degree, Jan 2010

Antarctic Kit List

List of Suggested Equipment for Mount Vinson or Similar Antarctic Mountains

The following kit list is meant purely as an aide memoire for folk heading off to clim... 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.

John & Guy, Mount Vinson, Antarctica, Jan 2009


Thanks so much for your encouragement, support and enthusiasm on our Last Degree Trip. You made a great experience even greater!

Lars, Patrick, Tom & Stephan, Patriot Hills, Antarctica Jan 2010


Antarctica Videos

Mount Vinson Summit Panorama

Views of the Ellsworth Mountains from the summit of Mount Vinson, highest mountain in Antarctica.

South Pole Sledging

Last Degree team sledging near the South Pole

Vinson Base Camp Flyby

Twin Otter 'buzzes' Vinson Base Camp, Antarctica