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The Drake Passage revisited    26 February 2006
Captain Steve pulled anchor at 6.18am and steered us out into the Drake Passage for our return trip to Sth America. The present forecast shows light northerlies and the best weather for crossing the D

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A ski and a skinny dip    25 February 2006
A tired team dragged themselves out of bed late this morning after our big day yesterday. Some of the team hung out with the penguins and seals while the rest of us skinned up a glacier on Ronge Isla

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Final Climbing Day!    24 February 2006
Cloud thwarted an early morning departure from the Evohe, but dissipating mists encouraged a hasty departure for the shore with another virgin peak in our sights!
Mark navigated us through a compl

A poem from our group    23 February 2006
At some moment in time, collective madness prevailed,
A group of complete strangers decided to sail,
As far a trip south as is easily got,
Mode of transport chosen, a bloody great yacht. <

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Climbing into the murk    22 February 2006
Today dawned cloudy and showed signs of worsening but we had a crack at Mt Laprida anyways. The climbing started out as very soft snow but quickly improved to pretty good cramponing. It was about this

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Paradise Harbour    21 February 2006
We untied the Evohe and motored out from the sheltered channels of Vernadsky base at 7.30am while the team slept. Our intended climbing location for the day was accessible but threatened to be cut off

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Back to sea    20 February 2006
After our looong day yesterday, we finally said goodbye to Prospect Point and turned north to head back to Verdnasky Station.
We have a standing invitation to dinner there, and also plan on gettin

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Thrashing ourselves senseless    19 February 2006
Another beautiful day with blue skies and 10cm of fresh snow. Guy took Gerry and Mark Bryan for a climbing attempt on Mt Sharp, a difficult looking peak towering above the harbor. They backed off due

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