Flory Kern

Gartenstr. 16
78136 Schonach
phone: +49 (0) 7722 920751
fax: +49 (0) 07722 919826
mail: florykern@t-online.de
web: www.flory-kern.de

Open Date: Antarctic – Sail and Ski


Here you can find more pictures of this trip

Price: give us a call for more information

In November 2016 we took the challenge of crossing Drake Passage on a sailing boat to go skitouring in the Antarctic. We do not have a date for a second journey yet, however we want to offer this trip again in the future.

Trip process

From central Europe we fly to Ushuaia in Argentina via Buenos Aires. After a short boat transfer we reach Puerto Williams in Chile. This is the home port of our sailing boat Santa Maria Australis. After an extensive introduction to the boat and the processes on the boat, we will start our adventure. We will make a short stop at Cape Horn, to rest and prepare ourselves for the coming days and the crossing of Drake Passage. If the weather is not suitable for crossing it, we will just wait for another day. After 3-4 days, we will see the Antarctica for the first time.

During the next 8-9 days we will be able to ascent peaks, on which probably no one has been before. Definately a highlight in the life of ski mountaineers. If weather, wind and ice conditions are good enough, we will sail all the way to Paradise Harbour.

Information about Santa Maria Australis

Santa Maria Australis

Character of the trip

This journey is definately an adventure of a lifetime. An unforgettable sailing trip combined with skitouring on a continent, where not a lot of people have been travelling so far. Pioneerism, flexibility as well as team spirit are a must! Experience in sailing is not required, however it would be an advantage. Also, you should not get sea sick to easily, otherwise the crossing will be a horrible one for you.


  • Good physical shape and condition
  • Sea worthiness is a plus
  • Power of endurance also in extreme situations
  • Excellent team spirit

In our package the following is included

  • Complete trip from and to Puerto Williams
  • Food on the boat as well as on skitours, from and to Puerto Williams
  • All permits
  • The sailing boat will be steered by the very experienced skipper Wolf Kloss
  • Flory Kern will be the UIAGM mountain and skiing guide on this trip

Extra costs

  • Journey from and to Puerto Williams
  • Hotel costs in Puerto Williams before and after the stay on the sailing boat
  • Personal sailing equipment

Important information for the trip

If you are interested in that outstanding journey, we would be very happy if you could get in contact with us earley enough. Logistically it is not a very flexible trip. For price and further information just give us a call in our office 0049 7722 920751.

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