Index of Reports from the Irish South Aris
Shackleton's Boat Journey Expedition

Pelagic has now returned to Ushuaia, having successfully completed this expedition. Scroll down for links to daily log entries. A wider selection of expedition photography will be added in late April. Bookmark this page to view it.

Date Synopsis
7 Jan Preparations and departure from Ushuaia
8 Jan Down Beagle Channel to Puerto Williams and into the Drake Passage and 50 Knots of wind.
10 Jan Crossing The Drake compared to Shackleton's route to Elephant Island.
11 Jan Pelagic arrives King George Island, Antarctica. Visit to Argentina's Jubany Base.
14 Jan Anchored Potter's Cove awaiting delivery of 'Tom Crean' by M/V Molchanov.
15 Jan Molchanov delivers Tom Crean.
16 Jan Waiting for weather window. Wildlife on King George Island.
17/18 Jan Departure from King George Island approach to Elephant Island with Tom Crean in tow.
18/19 Jan Visits to Cape Valentine and Point Wild. Expedition departure from Elephant Island.
20 Jan En route to South Georgia. Comparisons with Shackleton's journey.
21/22 Jan En route to South Georgia. First taste of Southern Ocean heavy weather.
23-25 Jan Tom Crean rolled to 170° in 2 day Force 10 gale.
26 Jan Tom Crean abandoned after being rolled 3 times through over 100 degrees . All crew safe. Expedition continues to South Georgia on board Pelagic.
27 Jan First hand accounts of the events on the Tom Crean and Pelagic prior to the rescue.
28 Jan Skip's account of how the rescue was effected.
29 Jan Pelagic arrives South Georgia, explores southern bays before anchoring for a good nights sleep.
31 Jan Moored to jetty at Grytviken. More on Cooper Bay and wildlife.
3 Feb Still at Grytviken. Update on plans and account of adventures leaving Cooper Bay for Grytviken.
4-5 Feb From Grytviken to Stromness on 4 Feb. Now on the jetty at Leith Harbour 54-09S 36-41W.Barometer 984. Williwaws of over 60 knots (max 86knots) snow. Weatherbound and waiting again. Some history of Grytviken as a whaling station..
6 Feb Desert Cove School, Phoenix Arizona, write to Pelagic about penguins and other stuff.
6 Feb More questions from Desert Cove School.
6 Feb More about Grytviken and the people who live there.
7 Feb Night 7th: At Prince Olav Harbour. Round up of South Georgia cruise so far including description of 86 Knot winds in Leith Harbour.
8 Feb South Aris team lay a plaque at Shackleton's first landing place and Pelagic makes her way to the head of King Haakon Bay to drop off climbing party for their traverse of South Georgia.
9 Feb The South Aris team depart on the South Georgia traverse.
12 Feb Pelagic's trip from King Haakon Bay to Grytviken in support of the South Aris climbing party who arrived after a 48 hour crossing of the Island.
19 Feb Gallery 1
Pictures of Tom Crean in heavy seas.
23 Feb Account by Skip Novak of an attempt on Mt Roots
12 March Pelagic returned to Ushaia.