PELAGIC EXPEDITIONS NEWS LETTER NO 12 - APRIL 15 2005
During 16 days in January Skip Novak, Julian Freeman Attwood, Crag Jones and Richard Haworth completed a ski traverse along the length of the seldom visited Salvesen Range at the southern end of South Georgia. Sailing from Stanley in the Falklands, Pelagic, skippered by Dion Poncet with support crew Jeromine Pasteur and Laurent Bir arrived at the southern tip of the island on January 10th after four days at sea. The four man team was deposited with provisions and fuel for 18 days at the snout of the Philipi Galcier in Larsen Harbour and after two carries they were established at Camp 1 on January 13th. Six days and five camps later they were established on a col at the head of the Spenceley Glacier below Mt.Baume, the expeditions principle climbing objective. After failing on Baume, two days later they climbed the unclimbed, unnamed summit just north of Baume provisionally named Mt. Pelagic. This was the last day of good weather before retreating into a snow cave for four days of storm. The descent of the Spenceley and Ross Glaciers was made in one long day down to the beach at Royal Bay. Pelagic picked them up in very windy conditions the next day. This was an elegant, textbook sailing to climb expedition from Base Camp Pelagic.
We are now sold out for our first Greenland cruise, but still have places available for the second cruise concentrating on the Disko Bay area and points north. This is an exploratory cruise for Pelagic Australis so come and share the adventure! For full details click here or contact Skip.
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