Day -4: International flight from home destination via Santiago de Chile to South America
Day -3: Arrival in Punta Arenas, Chile – transfer to our comfortable hotel
Day -2 to -1: Preparations and excursions in Punta Arenas We begin the journey in the southern gateway city of Punta Arenas, Chile. We shall spend some days here preparing our food and equipment for the expedition and getting to know each other.
Day 1: Flight with Iljushin IL76 to Antarctica From Punta Arenas we fly in one of the most stunning aircrafts in polar aviation, a specially equipped Iljushin IL76 transport jet, 4 ¼ hrs to the American Union Glacier airbase in Antarctica´s Ellsworth Mountains. We land on the ice runway and settle in at Union Glacier Camp.
Day 2-3: Final expedition preparations in Union Glacier Camp. We review our expedition plan, acclimatize and finalize preparations as well as camp set up.