Snowshoeing in AntarcticaAntarctica
Snowshoeing is a form of hiking where the hiker wears a special type of footwear for walking over snow, which then distributes the person's weight over a larger surface area so the foot does not sink completely into the snow.
Pretty amazing, right? This phenomenon, known as 'flotation', allows the hiker to effortlessly walk up gentle slopes and across Antarctica’s soft, powdery snow, enabling them to explore locations that would otherwise be unreachable in ordinary boots.
Snowshoeing is an excellent way to ascend to some of Antarctica’s best vantage points, stretch the legs and view some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
Experience this activity with Aurora Expeditions and be led by their expert guides who will provide all the instruction needed to make the most of this exciting experience.
- No previous experience required.
- Ascend to some of Antarctica’s best vantage points.
- The ease with which you float across powdered snow in your special snowshoes is impressive.
- If you don’t enjoy hikes of any kind then this probably isn’t for you.
- If you find it hard to remove yourself from the couch, you may struggle.
No experience is necessary – all you need is a willingness to try. All training is provided and the team of guides will have you ready to go in no more than half an hour.
Participants should have an average level of fitness – outings may be up to three hours in duration.
Those who enjoy hiking trails or taking long walks at home will possess enough fitness to enjoy this activity.
You will get more enjoyment out of this activity with some preparation in advance, such as long walks with uphill sections or bike riding.
The minimum age for this activity is 14.