On the way to the high camp Mt Sarmiento

Pelagic Australis is in the Falklands preparing for the start of the 2010/2011 season. First cruise to South Georgia begins on October 9th.

Our winter trip was cut short for various reasons after a failed attempt on the elusive Mt Sarmiento in July. As usual the weather, although much more stable in winter, played it’s hand, but tricky route finding and severe avalanche conditions helped put the three week effort to rest. Click image below for a flash presentation of photos from the trip.

Pelagic Australis in Caleta Escandallo. Click image for flash presentation of 30 images.

NEWS FLASH: Due to a change of schedule for a filming project, we are now open from December 20th through to the end of January for either South Georgia, the Antarctic Peninsula or Tierra del Fuego. I am taking any group booking, or will try to build a team with individuals on a first come first serve basis, which will dictate the venue. Contact me asap on

To read a great profile of our annual end of season delivery in May 2010, which includes the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course, go to 2.pdf  to read Mary South’s article in the American ‘Yachting’ Magazine. Another feature on the Falklands and the sail north to Buenos Aires will follow.

Click image for end of 2010 season delivery and RYA shorebased course gallery.  Pictures Miles Wise and Laura Parish.


Other slots on offer for this season 2010/2011

South Georgia - October 9th for 28 days. 2 places available

South Georgia - November 13th for 28 days. 2 places

Antarctic Peninsula - Feb 10th for 21 days. 2 places

Tierrra del Fuego - March 28th to April 10th. 2 places

Tierra del Fuego - April 18th to May 1st. Open

Delivery to Cape Town with RYA course - May 9th to June 20th . 3 places

2011/2012 Season

Clients from our January 2007 Antarctic cruise have booked Pelagic Australis for South Georgia in October 2011 to support them on a Shackleton Traverse, again led by myself and Stephen Venables. They will be training in the Alps this northern winter. This has been one of our most popular expedition cruises (I’ve done the traverse three times) requiring much preplanning and training and therefore is a great project to anticipate with a cohesive group of friends. We can repeat this in November of 2011 if anyone else is interested!

Cheers, Skip

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