Expeditions

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS 1874 – 1922 was an Irish Antarctic Explorer. He was probably best known for his Endurance Expedition in 1914-1916. He was born in County Kildare, Ireland but his family moved to London while he was a child and he was educated at Dulwich College. Although his father wanted him to follow his profession to...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Tim Severin Timothy Severin, born in India in 1940, is a British Explorer, Historian and Author. He is perhaps best known for his Brendan Voyage. Arthur Beale under the management of Mr Coleman were proud to have helped supply his adventures. We have a picture hanging on our staircase which Tim sent to the shop's Manager. Tim writes about the photo: “The photo shows the...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. John King Davis Captain John King Davis CBE (1884 – 1967) was an English born Australian Explorer and Navigator most famous for Captaining Antarctic Exploration Ships He was educated at Colet Court, London and later at Burford Grammar School in Oxfordshire before leaving for Cape Town in 1900 with his father. His Antarctic exploration work included being Chief Officer on...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. George Mallory George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886 – 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. His dissappearance on the North Face became one of the longest running mysteries in British history. He was born in Cheshire and went to school in Eastbourne before gaining a mathematics scholarship...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Edward Whymper Edward Whymper, FRSE (1840 – 1911) was an English Mountaineer, author and illustrator. He was most famous for achieving the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. He was born in London and trained as a wood engraver. He was often commissioned to make engravings of Alpine scenes. He soon ventured on a series of Alpine climbing expeditions during which he...

Arthur Beale hasn't always been a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale hasn't always been a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious Explorers and Mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Frank Smythe Francis Sydney Smythe (1900 – 1949) was an English Mountaineer, Author, Photographer and Botanist. He was born in Maidstone, Kent and educated in Switzerland. He trained as an Electrical Engineer and worked briefly for the RAF and Kodak. He then devoted himself to lecturing, talking about his passion for mountaineering, photography and botany. He was a...

Arthur Beale Hasn't Always Been a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale Hasn't Always Been a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Gino Watkins Henry George “Gino” Watkins (1907 - 1932) was a British Arctic Explorer. He became interested in exploring whilst studying at Cambridge under the instruction of the Scottish explorer James Wordie. He also learned to fly. By far the most important expedition that he led was the British Arctic Air Route Expedition of 1930-31. They used Shackleton’s old ship...

Sara and Will Stirling Win Classic Boater(s) of the Year Award

Sara and Will Stirling Win Classic Boater(s) of the Year Award
Congratulations to Will and Sara for picking up the coveted Classic Boater of the Year Award. Its hard to know how they pack it all in. They run two boatyards – No 1 Covered Slip in Plymouth and Treluggan Boatyard in Cornwall – and are apparently looking at a third, but it’s nothing new to Sara, who set up and ran, for 12 years, the well-known Working Sail yard. Both are trained boatbuilders, both have MAs in maritime history, and, if that weren’t enough, Will just completed his seventh Arctic...

La Longue Route - Tony Curphey

La Longue Route - Tony Curphey

La Logue Route is a circumnavigation according to the spirit of the great French sailor Bernard Moitessier. It is not a race but it's a pilgrimage, there is no regulation, no constraints, no obligations, no price either ... Just the ultimate reward to have realised a dream. It is a return to the true values, personal human responsibilities of every man and every sailor. The freedom, the serenity of being at sea, alone facing the ocean. Arhur Beale was proud to be able to supply Tony Curphey...

Feeling Nippy? Going Skiing?

Feeling Nippy? Going Skiing?
With the cold weather persisting don't get chilly. Arthur Beale are the largest London stockists of Devold Norwegian Woollens. If you haven't tried wearing merino thermal base layers then you are in for a treat. We stock the top quality Devold Expedition Merino Long Johns and Tops in various styles and colours. Take a look at the Merino Thermal Zip Top shown above - it is designed for extreme conditions and proven on several Polar Expeditions. The base layer is 100% merino wool and the outer...

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