Expedition Sailing Vessel Evohe
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Antarctic Peninsula Expedition 2006  to latest dispatch
27 January 2006     
The Adventure Consultants Antarctic Peninsula Expedition 2006 is ready to set sail. Team members will meet in Ushuaia, Argentina on February 4. They plan to depart for the Peninsula on the Evohe expedition yacht, crossing the Drake Passage and then climbing and ski touring on the many varied options of the Peninsula until their return March 8. 

Dispatches will be sent to this page daily, by Expedition Leader Guy Cotter (NZ) and guides Luis Benitez (USA) and Mark Sedon (NZ). Expedition team members are: 

NZ - Andrew Wall, Nicky Ross, Gerry Essenberg, Mark Bryan 
Australia - Andrew and Rewa Nolan (NZ also!) 
Scotland - Chris Longley and Alan Mackie 
USA - Dan Jones 

Image: Stay tuned for news of first ascents!


We spent February dodging ice in search of unclimbed peaks.


Image: our home away from home, the Evohe


Loading gear    4 February 2006 
Another early start today. Checking everyone's gear, packing and re-packing into different types of equipment; boat gear, climbing gear, food (and possibly a few bottles of Argentinean red wine).



Image: Guy and Luis looking for land


Image: land ho



The beginning of the voyage    3 February 2006 
Greetings one and all from the end of the earth. Ushuaia, Argentina. 
Everyone is here, and slowly getting used to the idea of loading all of our stuff and ourselves on a boat, and bobbing our


Where is he now? At Antarctica! 'It's a climber's paradise," he was told. But the last thing Luis had on his mind was a boat or crossing a treacherous stretch of ocean. Not so in this instance, said Benitez. Starting out in Ushuaia, Luis, along with 12 other climbers and 5 crew members flogged their way across the Drake Passage bound for the Antarctic Peninsula to do some coastal climbing. Live image sent over Contact 3.0, a few weeks back courtesy of Luis (click to enlarge).
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Everest summiteer Luis Benitez sails to climbers' paradise

Posted: Feb 08, 2006 03:30 pm EST


(TheOceans.net) When you think of climbing remote peaks in far away destinations, its not often that a boat or a treacherous stretch of ocean enters your mind. Not so in this instance, says Luis Benitez. Starting out in Ushuaia, Luis, along with 12 other climbers and 5 crew members are now flogging their way across the Drake Passage bound for the Antarctic Peninsula. Weve been going for 48 hours, he told ExplorersWeb by sat phone yesterday. Bobbing southAs they bob their way down south aboard an 80ft sailboat named Evohe,...