NEWSLETTER NO. 24 - 22 DECEMBER 2008 CHRISTMAS NEWS
Skip looks over Cumberland Bay S. Georgia
While skipper Stew Richardson and crew Jess Hay and Chris Harris are on
their first of four Antarctic Cruises, the original Pelagic is back in action.
Skip is currently crewing for Sir Robin Knox Johnston on a rounding of Cape Horn
for a BBC film project. Robin, Sir Ranulph Fiennes (polar explorer) and John
Simpson, world affairs editor for the BBC, are the Three Old Dogs - and this
second instalment of the trilogy of one hour films is being led by Robin.
Afghanistan was led by John last month and Ran Fiennes will be leading them on
an ice walk in the Arctic this northern spring. Pelagic will be accompanied by
Skip's old partner Hamish Laird on Seal who will be in support and filming off
the boat. Further details of the airing of these programs will follow.
Due to the financial crisis Pelagic Expeditions will not be dropping their
prices for 2009/10, but we will entertain a softer payment schedule than
published on the web site as an incentive - contact Skip for details.
The Pelagic fleet is being enhanced this season with addition of three 17 foot
Aire Sea Tiger inflatable kayaks, in keeping with our spirit of of active
adventuring. Clients need only bring their own proper kayak cold weather
drysuits and PDF's to enjoy this activity.
After three in a row successful Shackleton Traverses on South Georgia based from
the Pelagic Australis, (skipper Stew and I have this down to a fine art), in
October 2009 we will be chartering to a group who will inaugurate a new optional
itinerary called the "Shackleton Soft Touch Adventure." Rather than camping
along the traverse, we will be making selective ski tours by the day of parts of
the route taken by Shackleton, plus other day ski trips around the island. This
will emphasize 'going light' and enjoying the downhill as much as the uphill!
Full info for this itinerary will be up on the web site in January and a trip
will be available in October 2010.
Opportunities On Offer
February 2009 - due to a cancellation there is one place available - 21 days in
March 2009 - still two places open for experienced cold water scuba divers only
- contact Amos Nachoum firstname.lastname@example.org
April 22nd Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn - 14 days - one place available
RYA Delivery to to Cape Town, May/June 2009 42 days, 5000 miles plus the RYA
Yachtmaster Offshore Shore Based Course - three places available
Skip in the Beagle Channel
Slide Shows from our latest and previous South Georgia Expeditions