We are sailing to Antarctica in early Jan 2011 on a cruise ship which does not supply parkas. We will be travelling through hot countries before the cruise and do not want to carry a heavy parka and waterproof pants etc. with us. We don’t have any use for this type of clothing at home so do not want to buy it.
We arrive in Ushuaia on New Years day when I assume the shops will be shut? We sail the next day so that would leave us with only one morning to try and hire clothing (if it is available). We would like to organise our clothing hire in advance before we get to Ushuaia.
I have found one only website called “Antarctic Equipment” www.antarcticequipment.com.ar/equipment.htm that hires clothing but it has very little information available so it is difficult to judge the quality. Can anyone recommend “Antarctic Equipment” ?
Are there other shops in Ushuaia which hire clothing? Will the shops be open on New Years day in Ushuaia? A lot of questions I know but any help gratefully received.