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The heights some people will go to avoid a queue! Australian tour company

Chimu Adventures specialises in Antarctica expeditions and has put together

the ultimate adventure for thrillseekers, a 28-day sail-and-ski tour departing

November 2017, but only advanced skiers need apply. Climbing a virgin summit

to be the first person to make tracks on untouched slopes in this frozen

wonderland is a breathtaking prospect in more ways than one – the views

are guaranteed to be jaw-dropping, not just from the peaks but also from sea

level in kayaks and from the deck of the base vessel, the high-tech Icebird. It’s

a chance to see up close penguin rookeries, seal colonies, leopard seals and

orcas patrolling the waters while albatrosses soar the skies above.

The tour departs from Ushuaia in Argentina aboard the Icebird and costs

a whopping $35,205 per person which includes training, safety gear, use of

satellite phones and email, accommodation in Ushuaia, skis, kayaks, sleds,

mountaineering equipment and meals.

Chimu Adventures also runs charter voyages to Antarctica that raise money

for charity and this year it will be the only operator to offer cruises from

Australia with the 26-day ‘In the Wake of Mawson’ expedition departing Hobart

on 14 December. Proceeds from that trip will be donated to the Mawson’s Huts

Foundation to help conserve the historic huts used by Sir Douglas Mawson

at Cape Denison from 1911-1914. For more information about these and other

adventure tours see

www.chimuadventures.com/destinations/antarctica

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