Arrival into Wolf's Fang Runway
Wolf’s Fang is made up of 6 guest sleeping tents, a large communal tent and a newly refurbished washroom facility. All guest areas are heated for your comfort. The communal tent with adjoining kitchen houses a cosy lounge with rich leather finishes and a dining room where guests are served all meals. Our partner's chef prepares freshly baked bread every morning before the day’s activities and each dinner is signed off with a night cap of your choice.
Daily Activities at Wolf's Fang
The Wolf’s Fang range and its surrounding nunataks are the perfect playground of ice and mountains. Scale walls of ice with the help of axes and crampons, explore windswept peaks where few humans have ever walked and for the more adventurous, traverse to an overnight remote camp where you will camp out on the glacier just like the explorers of old.
Scaling the Arctic Summit
The Holtedahl Mountains are home to some of Earth’s most spectacular peaks - a climber’s paradise. You will traverse to the base of these mountains where your guides will have set up the camp for the expedition. After a night spent out on the glacier you will take advantage of the 24-hour sunlight and trek into the mountains to summit a peak where few humans have ever stood before.
Important things to know
For all its beauty, Antarctica can be a challenging environment, with low temperatures, strong winds and high altitudes.
Our partner believes that the best way to protect you is through their staff and they are absolutely uncompromising about the experience and expertise of their people.
All their mountain guides have completed the strenuous 5-year UIAGM qualification, while each camp has its own fully-qualified trauma doctor and accompanying medical kits. Their chief pilot has 10 years of experience flying in Antarctica with over 18,000 hours of logged flight time. Tracking, satellite communications and mutual Search & Rescue agreements are all part of our partner's comprehensive safety policies. Furthermore, by operating their own aircraft, they also have the speed and flexibility to arrange an evacuation back to Cape Town in the unlikely event that one should become necessary.
Guests: 12 maximum
Fitness: Good level of outdoor fitness required
Flight to Antartica : 5HRS
Safety briefing (return transfers provided)
Return transfers for Antarctica flights.
Return flight to Antarctica (inc. a 30kg baggage allowance).
All accommodation, food and drink (including all alcohol) in Antarctica.
All guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff.
The use of certain items of polar clothing, as denoted on equipment list.
What's not included
Commercial flights to and from Cape Town, South Africa.
Accommodation and meals whilst in Cape Town.
Polar clothing (you will be sent a tailored kit list in advance of your trip to assist you with purchasing items if required).
Comprehensive insurance cover
Additional expenses incurred in Cape Town due to any delay.
Additional baggage costs over the agreed amount.
Cost of the use of a satellite phone whilst in Antarctica.
You'll fly to Antarctica (5 hours) and cross thousands of icebergs as you pass over the Southern Ocean. During the flight, you'll cross into the polar circle and into 24 hours continuous daylight. Landing on the specialist ice runway, you will be escorted to Wolf’s Fang.
Settle into Wolf’s Fang and discuss your options for the coming days with your experienced guides. Then set out for a hike through the nunataks around the camp, getting to know the incredible topography of Queen Maud Land.
Summit Day. The journey to the summit will follow a valley carved out by the glacier and then up on to rocky ridge that leads to the peak. At the summit you’ll experience the essence of exploration, standing where few humans have ever stood before. Back at basecamp, you will enjoy a hearty meal and toast your achievement with champagne!.
The return trip will be by foot and skidoo with a stop half way to put your ice climbing skills to the test. The wind scoops around the nunataks make the perfect spot for testing and improving your ice-climbing skills.
A convoy of Arctic Trucks, and skidoos for the more adventurous, will traverse you across the glacier to the base of the Needle Peak, so named as the rock explodes vertically out of the ice. Here you will follow the challenging rope walk set up by our guides across the rock and ice. Late lunch will be served before the journey back to Wolf’s Fang.
The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories before you delve back into the energy and heat of Africa. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax in a hot bath and reflect on your Antarctic adventure!.
This itinerary is entirely subject to weather conditions in Antarctica and is meant as a day-by-day guide of what guests can expect. Exact dates and types of plane may vary.