Barry & Sue Fuller

The Rose Medal - 2014

For their passage from Valdivia to Puerto Williams via the Chilean Channels

For the first 6 months of 2013, a year of contrasts, they sailed slowly south through the Chilean channels to Puerto Williams. They left Crazy Diamond on a mooring there and went walkabout in Bolivia and Peru, having some good treks, and climbing a 5300m peak, but failed to reach the top of a 6100m mountain. On their return to Puerto Williams, they swallowed their pride and booked a 4 week trip on a charter yacht to Antarctica (it's very difficult to get permission from the British government to take a yacht to Antarctica, and they now insist on having an ice-pilot aboard.)