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Q: What equipment does Oceanwide Expeditions provide during basecamp activities?

We provide the following equipment during basecamp cruises:

Hiking / snowshoeing

  • Lightweight snowshoes
  • Warm, insulated, waterproof rubber boots

Mountaineering (only in Antarctica)

  • Helmets
  • Harnesses
  • Crampons
  • Ice axes
  • Screw gate carabineers
  • Ropes, tape slings, prussic loops

Camping (only in Antarctica)

  • Polar sleeping bags (two in one) with inner cotton liner
  • Thermarest mattresses and foam mattress
  • Gore-Tex bivouac bags
  • Snow shovels

Kayaking

  • Single-seat and double-seat kayaks
  • Neoprene wets suits
  • Personal floatation devices (buoyancy aids)
  • Neoprene booties
  • Cags

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