Mark taking the gear ashore
Mark, Rewa, Andrew and Dan on the summit of Mt Lopez
Wicked Day Climbing and Skiing!
10 February 2006
Yesterday when we got into Port Lockory we sorted all the gear and headed straight onto shore in the zodiacs. The afternoon was spent practicing crevasse rescue and then a short ski tour and snow shoe walk up onto the glacier. Skiing back down there was a humpback whale surfacing in the bay and penguins hanging out on the shore. Pretty outstanding stuff! It was pretty late when we got back to our floating palace, the Evohe and an amazing home cooked meal.
Today we split into three groups, a snow shoe, a ski and a climbing group. I took the ski group and toured up to near the summit of Mt Lopez (525m) on Doumer Island. We pushed on through rain and strong winds and summited in clearing weather with exceptional views in all directions of amazing glaciers, snow capped peaks and ocean views with ice bergs floating aimlessly around. Luis also summit Mt Lopez with the snow shoe group a few minutes later.
Guy took a group up Jabet Peak just above our boat mooring. They climbed steep and sometimes rotten snow to another amazing summit.
Tonight we are having a nice malbec with another tasty meal and enjoying sharing tales from the days adventures!
Till tomorrow, Mark Sedon
9 February 2006
I awoke at 5am to the sound of the anchor being raised only inches from my cosy bunk. In shifting mist Steve maneuvered the Evohe into the Gerlache Strait. Not long into the journey we were joined by
Land sighted and dropping anchor, crossing complete
8 February 2006 update
Brief late night update!
Land ho! Over eighty hours after leaving South America, we sighted land, and are at present, dropping anchor. Stay tuned in as tomorrow begins the sorting of gear, and the
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On the lookout for land
8 February 2006
Day 4 at sea....(always wanted to say that), we are all still holding up, but signs that we are fast approaching our destination are becoming more apparent. At night inside our rooms, heavy condensati