Archive for November, 2010

Skiing Through the Clouds

Awesome day in the Antarctic Peninsula. Skied 1700m and 2 summits (Mt. Rojas on Lamaire Island). Beautiful ski with incredible snow all the way to the water, and Mt. Noble on Wienke Island. We were skiing down through low clouds and could hear Minke Whales spouting in the Neumeyer Channel. Finished at...
November 27th, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More

Anvord Bay and Neko Harbor

Had a wonderful day in Anvord Bay and more specifically Neko Harbour. We landed at a Gentoo Penguin rookery and the adult penguins are just now starting to breed with no sign of any eggs as of yet due to the large amount of snow in the Peninsula this season. The Gentoos are about 2.5 ft tall and weight...
November 27th, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More

Skiing Emma & Dialaite Islands

We are currently at Port Lockroy and Wenke Island after some long days of skiing Emma and Dialaite Islands. The team has put in some vert and loving the ski conditions in Antarctica. We hope the weather improves a bit to have more visability as we move south through the LeMaire Channel. Team Skiing Emma...
November 23rd, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More

Port Lockroy and Jabat Peak

It has been a couple of exciting days here in the Antarctic Peninsula. We skied some incredible first descents on Delaite Island and Emma Island. Both around 1200 ft and with amazing views. We still have not had consistent good weather, but hoping things will improve. It has been very windy, with gusts...
November 23rd, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More

Sightseeing and Skiing on the Peninsula

It has been an amazing trip thus far. The Drake has been all that it has cranked up to be. A rough 2.5 days and we have had a couple days of Skiing. We stopped at an Elephant seal colony and a giant petrel colony. We did get to ski a nice flank on Livingston Island before weather set in and we had to...
November 21st, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More

Starting Across the Drake Passage

Hey guys, We are just getting into the thick of it. We are entering the Drake Passage and the seas are not that bad. We have a Northeasterly wind, which helps our travel South, and the seas are only 15 feet (but seem large for our 75-foot sail boat.) We are all doing well and enjoying the Beagle Channel...
November 16th, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More

Getting Ready for the Antarctic Ski Cruise

Hola Amigos: We all arrived Ushuaia, Argentina to beautiful sunshine and temps around 55F. I am missing an important item — my skis — but Aerolenas Argentinas promises me it will be here today. Our team hiked up the Martial Glacier this morning for some exercise and everyone seems fit and...
November 15th, 2010 | Yacht Australis 2010 | Read More