Charlie Porter, Patagonia Research Foundation and UMaine
Mike Ellis and Scott Mason, Stonehaven Productions, Canada
February 20, 2005 to March 22, 2005
For more details, see our project page.
February 20th to the 24th Travel
The team departs Bangor, Maine on Sunday, February 20th flying through Boston, New York, Miami to Santiago, Chili and continue on to Punta Arenas. In Punta Arenas, they catch a ferry to Puerto Williams, the southern most year round settlement in South America.
February 25th to 28th
At Puerto Williams, the team will meet up with Charlie Porter and his boat, the Ocean Tramp. They will load gear on the boat and purchase any last minute supplies.
On the 26th the film crew should meet up the rest of the team. They plan to spend a couple of days resting and finishing preparations for sailing.
March 1st: Set sail
The Ocean Tramp will sail from Puerto Williams for the fjord of Cordillera Darwin. Expected sailing time is about a day and a half.
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March 2nd to the 9th
Unload gear from the Ocean Tramp, haul it to work site. We hope to spend about 5 days on top of the glacier taking samples and packing them for shipment. Pack all the gear and samples and haul it back to the Ocean Tramp.
March 12th to the 13th
Sail back to Puerto Williams. Unload gear and make arrangements for the return trip.
March 14th to the 21th
Return to Punta Arenas. Make travel arrangements for return. Spend a few days doing reconnaissance for future field work.