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Mischief Goes South (Rushes)
Deleted scenes from ‘Mischief Goes South’ by Mike Edwards, which documented Bill Tilman’s voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, 1966-67.
Deleted scenes from the colour film by Mike Edwards, which documented Bill Tilman’s voyage to the South Shetland Islands and South Georgia, 1966-67. Scenes include seals on the shore, the whaling ships Dias and Albatros at Grytviken, South Georgia - where most of this footage takes place. Views of Grytviken and the harbour area, including huts, the chapel and other wrecked vessels.
‘Mischief’ was built in Cardiff in 1906, and was originally a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter. In 1966-67 Tilman intended to sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, Smith Island and Mount Foster. The party sailed from Las Palmas to Montevideo, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, South Georgia, Montevideo, the Azores and back to Lymington. This was a difficult expedition, which included the tragic loss of crew member, David Shaw. Harold William Tilman (1898–1977) was a mountaineer and explorer. Aged 79, sailing with the ‘En Avant’ to Smith Island (South Shetlands) the boat disappeared without trace en route to the Falkland Islands.