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Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition; Report no 18

Report from the Swedish part of the Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, JASE. Report no 18.

On Saturday afternoon we reached the Kohnen station (75oS, 0oE-W). The hospitality shown by the German crew has been overwhelming. We felt like sailors coming from the great ocean to a friendly harbor. We have had the opportunity to be shown the drill hall of the EPICA deep ice core drillings. It is an impressive construction in a 60 m long and 7 m deep snow trench.  It is a historical scientific site.

Today we have been able to relax, repack sleds and made repairs of the vehicles. We are now prepared for the last legs of this expedition. We will take off Monday morning for the next move towards the Heimefrontfjella mountain range where we will have a science stop which is planned for Friday. This site is approximately 300 km from here.

Kohnen station, January 13, 2008
Per Holmlund and Tomas Karlberg

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