PELAGIC AUSTRALIS NORTH WEST PASSAGE ATTEMPT JULY 2005 LOGBOOK
INDEX OF REPORTS

 

Pelagic Australis began her attempt to transit the Northwest Passage in Greenland on 25 July 2004 which was ultimately unsuccessful due to difficult ice conditions. This attempt was 100 years after the first successful transit of the North West Passage by Roald Amundsen's GJA which took 3 years to complete.  See   1903-1906 GJA first vessel to sail through the North West Passage.

Index of  Reports   

28 JULY 2005 Current position is roughly 74 degrees N, 86 degrees W in Lancaster Sound.
31 JULY 2005 Story so far Greenland to Peel Sound via Lancaster and Resolute Bay
07 AUG 2005 Minimal progress.  Ice reported to be worst for 12 years.  Pictures of Caswell Tower and Beechey Island and general life aboard
12 AUG 2005 Hazard Inlet near Bellot Strait.  Ice unco-operative and long term forecast not promising.
18 AUG 2005 Ice unlikely to clear in time so we retrace our steps to Bylot Island to climb.
26 AUG 2005 Final report from a southbound Pelagic Australis  in The Davis Strait.

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