PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST  1 - ANTARCTICA,
S. GEORGIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO AND ARCTIC

 

Pelagic Expeditions supplies heavy duty Musto HPX foul weather gear for all guests on board Vinson of Antarctica. We also provide sheets, pillow cases and towels for all guests.

For expedition cruises to Antarctica, South Georgia, Tierra del Fuego and all Arctic destinations


Sea boots/shore boots Can be the same and no need for hiking boots if long treks are not planned. Recommend Muckboots www.muckboots.com  either the Muckmaster Hi-Cut or the Arctic Hi-Cut. These are high cut, non slip, fully insulated, tight fitting around the ankle and sole easy to clean (important for bio-security requirements) Better than any sea boot for cold conditions, superb on shore.
Thermal underwear, 3 to 4 pairs minimum for Tierra del Fuego, 6 for Antarctica and South Georgia
Fiber pile jacket
Fiber pile pants
Windproof pants and jacket onshore use. Boat provided foul weather gear not allowed onshore.
2 Balaclavas/wool hats
Several pairs fiber pile/wool gloves/mittens
Rubber or Gore-Tex overmits
4 to 5 pairs heavy fiber pile or wool socks for Tierra del Fuego, 8 for Antarctica and South Georgia
Boat shoes, with soft rubber soles for below decks - recommend Crocs
Hiking boots (Vibram sole) and gaiters - only if ambitious, long treks are planned
Medium weight sleeping bag with full length zip sleeping cabin temperature is roughly 12 to 15 degrees C.
Soft travel bag (no hard suitcases)
Glacier glasses with side flaps and one spare pair dark sun glasses
Sun block-out and after sun cream
Small rucsac about 10 liter
Seasick pills (we recommend Stugeron)
Personal photographic equipment (we charge 12 volt video batteries on board via 12 volt DC, 220 AC, but you should bring your own charger). We have all European two pin socket with UK adapters. Therefore, male UK or European plug ends are suitable.
Film, more than you think you need and/or memory if you plan on downloading and editing on board, bring your own laptop.
Collapsible ski poles for hiking ashore
Personal medical kit to include personal medication and i.e.band aids, throat lozenges, lip salves and one course of antibiotics for chest and throat infections
1 liter water bottle and one pee bottle if necessary.
Small selection of your favourite CDs. Stereo on board is I-Pod friendly

Also remember to submit the following documents to the Pelagic Office upon signing of the charter agreement:

Waiver of Liability signed
Medical Form with Doctors Section signed
Personal Information Form
Communication Agreement signed
Proof of medical evacuation insurance
Bio security statement
• Passport Scan

We have storage facilities ashore in Puerto Williams and Stanley for hard suitcases, shore clothes and extra unneeded gear.
 

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