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Skiing in South Georgia island

Discussion in 'Less Travelled' started by Budgiesmuggler, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    saw South Georgia on a doco, seems to have big mountains and some tours head there.

    Anyone skied it?
     
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  2. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We were fortunate to visit Sth Georgia about 10 years ago and afterwards I looked into tours that offered skiing. Very tempting but rather pricey. I recall permits are required and quite difficult to obtain which no doubt adds to the cost.

    Aurora offer a few options;
    https://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/expedition/falklands-south-georgia-antarctic-peninsula

    We had 3 days around the Island and weather was never completely clear, you'd really hope for a fine spell if booked to ski.

    Amazing place with plenty of scenery, mountains, wildlife and history.
     
  3. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a great view of Grytviken. South Georgia has always held a fascination for me and I'm almost tempted to emulate sly_karma and start up a Today's fact about Canada The Falklands and South Georgia thread.
     
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    buckwheat One of Us

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    Long live shackleton!
     
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  5. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m doing the iceaxe expedition this November, but it goes straight down to the Antarctic peninsula. Have bought nice map of the same, and there’s some big mountains there too, some over 2000m rising from sea level
     
  6. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice!! You will love it.

    Seriously looking forward to your pics