PELAGIC NEWSLETTER  NO 17 - 9 JANUARY 2007 - PELAGIC AUSTRALIS METOLIUS SHACKLETON TRAVERSE   Click here for more pictures from first S. Georgia trip of the season

 
South Georgia Shackleton traverse Tor and Kim with the Explorer's Club flag no. 69

Pelagic Australis is on the Antarctic Peninsula for her first of two "Ice With Everything" sailing expeditions.  Recently returned from South Georgia after a successful Shackleton Traverse on our Metolius Expedition (see picture story below), skipper Stewart Richardson and crew Jess Hay and Lawrence Lagnado spent a quiet Christmas in Puerto Williams while gearing up for the Antarctic season. 


Pelagic and Pelagic Australis exchange Christmas presents at South Georgia 

While on South Georgia we made a rendezvous with the original Pelagic and skipper Alec Hazell and mate Giselle Botha, exchanging Christmas presents (and boat spare parts) in Blue Whale Harbour.  Pelagic was engaged on a 40 day film expedition for Norwegian television which included South Georgia, a successful landing on Elephant Island and diving with leopard seals on the Peninsula.  They are now in Ushuaia and off again with a British climbing team on January 15th for the Peninsula. 
 
TAKE NOTE: Our expedition to South Georgia in November will be featured by CNN's Mainsail programme on January 20th in a 4 minute feature at the following times (all times UK) :-

Saturday 20th Jan
12:30
18:30

Sunday 21 Jan
08:30
14:30
19:30

Monday 22 Jan
14:30
18:30

 Don't miss it!   

 
Trips on offer:
 
1 space available for RYA Delivery from Chile to Cape Town, May/June 2007  click here for details or email Skip on info@pelagic.co.uk
 
October and November 2007 for South Georgia ski touring, wildlife and whaling history
 
TDF March April 2008  Places for individuals or groups still available.
 
The Southern Hemisphere is where it's at!!
 
Cheers, Skip
 

SHACKLETON TRAVERSE PHOTOS - click on images for popups


Start, Peggoty Bluff, King Haakon Bay

Start, Peggoty Bluff, King Haakon Bay

Expedition leader Kim Lundgren

Film maker Skye Fitzgerald

Pulling up to the Trident day 1

King Haakon Bay from Shackleton Gap

Trident Ridge, first objective

after a 7 hour day, pitching camp below the Trident Ridge

Trident Ridge Camp
 

Skip on the Trident, day 2

Skip getting that shot

Trident Ridge, looking across
 the Crean Glacier

Up to Trident Ridge

John and Dave checking avalanche conditions on the Trident

On the Crean Glacier looking backup to the Trident Ridge

Rest stop on the Crean

Camp 2 on the Fortuna Glacier
 below Breakwind Gap

looking up to Breakwind Gap

Morning day 3 on the Fortuna
 looking back west

Camp 3 looking down the Fortuna

Tor and Kim with the Explorer's Club flag no. 69

Starting out for Breakwind Gap

Breakwind Gap final slope

Dave on the notch belaying
 Kim with a load

Rest stop on the Gap
overlooking Fortuna Bay

Kim and Tor skiing down
 to Fortuna Bay

Pelagic Australis below on standby

Kim and Tor

Resting above Fourtuna Bay

Dave on the beach

Jess and Stewart meet us on
the beach with tea and biscuits
 and a change of boots

Kim crossing the river flowing out
 of the Konig Glacier, Fortuna Bay

Skip on the move
 

Last col before descending
 into Stromness

PA waiting for us anchored
off Stromness whaling station

PA waiting for us anchored
off Stromness whaling station

 Toasting Shackleton on the beach

 Toasting Shackleton on the beach

 Toasting Shackleton on the beach

 Toasting Shackleton on the beach

 Toasting Shackleton on the beach

 Toasting Shackleton on the beach

the Metolius team with the Explorers Club flag no. 69

Skye
 

 Kim

Tor

John

Dave


Lead guide Dave Hahn


 Skip


 Tor Lundgren


Skip making turns down
from Breakwind Gap

First mate Lawrence, low altitude porter to the snout of the glacier


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