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News Archive 2002 - 2011

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PELAGIC NEWS LETTER NO32 - 17 Feb 2011 - Report on BBC Film expedition to South Orkney Islands and late season opportunities for Tierra del Fuego cruise starting 18 April 11 and or Chile Cape Town delivery.
PELAGIC NEWS LETTER NO31 - 17 Dec 2010 - Round up of season's first expeditions books of interest and Pelagic Expeditions sponsors a hectare of S. Georgia for the Rat eradication programme
NEWSLETTER NO. 30 - 11 NOV 2010

2010/2011 Season underway with second South Georgia Trip by Pelagic Australis and circumnavigation of S Georgia by Norwegian kayakers supported by Pelagic.

NEWSLETTER NO. 29 - 17 SEP 2010

Forthcoming season opportunities and attempt on Mt Sarmiento

NEWSLETTER NO. 28 - 27 MAY 2010

Availability 2010/2011 update on future plans and appeal for Chile earthquake reconstruction by Accompanar

MT SCOTT AND MT SHACKLETON FROM BASE CAMP PELAGIC AUSTRALIS - FEB 2010
Account of a successful expedition to climb Mount Shackleton and Mount Scott in February 2010 by a team of six Italian climbers based on Pelagic Australis
SOUTH GEORGIA ASSOCIATION MEMBERS  ON PELAGIC AUSTRALIS AND OTHER ADVENTURES OCT/Nov 2009
 
Detailed account of attempts on Mt Nordenskjold and Mt Ashley and more about the activities of S. Georgia Association participants

NEWSLETTER NO. 27 - 28  NOVEMBER 2009
Season Opens with S. Georgia Trip - Mt Ashley climbed - Mt Nordenskjold attempted - 6 days of Easterlies to S. Georgia on second Trip - Bruce Pearson Artist on Board - S.  Georgia Oct/Nov 2010 with Stephen Venables - Short Notice Antarctica Opportunity for one departing 31 Dec 2009

PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 25  1 MARCH 2009
Upcoming diving expedition - Family time at Christmas - 3 Dogs TV documentary - 2nd Antarctic trip -  Payment incentives for 2009/2010.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 24  22 DEC 2008
Christmas round up of season so far and vacancies for rest of 2008/09 season.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 23  12 SEPT 2008
Refit news and photos and new gear test partnership with look forward to 2008/09 season
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 22  24 JUNE 2008
General round up of 2007/08 season with photos of ice arch collapse and works on Prion Island to install walkway for visiting tourists.  Availability for 2008/09
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 21  12 JANUARY 2008
General update and photos from John Bowermaster kayak expedition.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 20  27 OCTOBER  2007
Report on Italian Insubrica South Georgia expedition which successfully completed the Shackleton traverse and made a first ascent of Mount Stanley.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 19 1 JUNE 2007
2006 /2007 Season round up and opportunities for 2007/2008
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PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 18  20 FEB 2007
Photos from first ‘Ice with Everything’
Antarctica ski trip in Jan 07.  Availability 07/08 seasons.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 17  9 JAN 2007
Photos from Metolius Shackleton Traverse of South Georgia Expedition and Christmas RV of both Pelagics.  Availability 07/08 seasons
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PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 16  28 NOV  2006
Photos from first trip of the 06/07 season to South Georgia with new skipper Stewart Richardson.  Pelagic refit and engine change in Stanley.  Availability 06/07 seasons
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PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 15  28 SEPT  2006
Photos from refit in Cape Town.  Pelagic departs for new season initially based at Stanley for 2 South Georgia trips
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PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 14  10 JAN  2006
Photos from round South Georgia kayak expedition.  Availability 05/06 and 06/07 seasons
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 13  24 NOV  2005
Australis supports round South Georgia kayak expedition.  Availability 05/06 and 06/07 seasons
PELAGIC AUSTRALIS NORTHWEST PASSAGE LOGBOOK  JULY/AUG  2005
Check here for updates and pictures with map and a few new pictures every four days or so. 
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 12  15 APRIL  2005
Photos of S. Georgia traverse.  Plans for 2006/7.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 11  15 DECEMBER  2004
Spitsbergen and Lofoten pictures.  Plans for 2005 including NW Passage attempt and Greenland itineraries. 
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 10  15 SEPTEMBER  2004
Pelagic Australis heads South for new S.  Hemisphere season.  Some spaces still available on board Pelagic Australis and Pelagic for trips to S. Georgia, Antarctica, Cape Horn and Tierra  del Fuego during 2004/2005 S.  Hemisphere season. 
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 9  18 JULY  2004
Pelagic Australis in Lofoten.  Last call for spaces on  delivery trip UK to Chile in September and S Georgia in November.   Planned sailing programme till 2006.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 8  15 MAY  2004
Pelagic Australis.  Scottish Highlands and Islands Whisky cruise.  Scotland to Tromso via Trondheim and Lofoten.  Expeditions available 2004/2005 in S. Hemisphere.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 7  22 MARCH  2004
Pelagic Australis.  Photos from 2004/2005.  Scottish Highlands and Islands Whisky cruise.  Scotland to Tromso via Trondheim and Lofoten.  Expeditions available 2004/2005 in S. Hemisphere.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 6  21 JANUARY 2004
Pelagic Australis  Breaking the Ice photos, Hamble UK to Tromso trip itinerary and other expeditions available through till 2005 .
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 5  18 DECEMBER  2003    
Pelagic Australis Falklands photos, Breaking the Ice, Expeditions available  Mar/April  04 in Beagle Channel, Delivery Trips, Arctic Summer Plans 04, Breaking the Ice.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 4  15 NOVEMBER  2003    
Pelagic Australis Sea Trials and Fit Out , Expeditions available  Mar/April  04 in Beagle Channel, Delivery Trips, Arctic Summer Plans 04, Breaking the Ice.
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 3  28 SEPTEMBER 2003    
Pelagic Australis Launched, Expeditions available Dec 03  to Mar 04 in Antarctica, Arctic Summer Plans 04, Breaking the Ice.
PELAGIC LAUNCH PHOTOS 26 SEPT    
Photos of the launch and stepping of the Mast
PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE No 2 15 AUGUST  03    
Pelagic Australis Build News, Expeditions available Dec 03  to Mar 04 in Antarctica, Arctic Summer Plans 04, Breaking the Ice.
PELAGIC BUILD NEWS 8 MAY  03    
Latest photos from the build. Deck work continues on cockpit fingers, hatchwells and pulpit
PELAGIC BUILD NEWS 17 APRIL 03    
Latest photos from the build. Shell plating complete and roll over of completed hull
WILDLIFE AND WAR   
A guided sailing tour of the of the Falkland Islands battlefields and wildlife sanctuaries on the maiden charter of new Pelagic Australis 6 - 20 December 2003.
PELAGIC NEWS MAR 03    
Latest photos from the build. Frames and bulkheads now in place plating in progress.
THE EVOLUTION OF PELAGIC AUSTRALIS.   
Skip explains the gestation of Pelagic Australis over 15 years of expedition sailing.
PELAGIC SUPPORTS VOLOMANIA  go direct to this website of an Italian climbing expedition to Antarctica.
PELAGIC NEWS DEC 02    
With comprehensive refit complete Pelagic leaves Cape Town for the new season.  -   Looking ahead to 2003/2004.

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True adventure! Pelagic Australis at anchor rides out a 70 knot gust in Ocean Harbour  S. Georgia.
Photo: Northanger Collection 2005-Keri Pashuk