Written 29 Dec 2007
3689 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum temperatures: - 32 to -38 °C
Originally, seven countries made claims in Antarctica. These were Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and United Kingdom. One region of Antarctica has not been claimed by any nation. Argentina, Chile and United Kingdom have overlapping claims at the Antarctic Peninsula. Norway’s claim has an undefined border both in the south and in the north, spanning from 20 W to 45 E. Norway claimed Dronning Maud Land in January 1939 to protect its whaling interests. We left Dronning Maud Land today and will be in the Australian sector on the remaining time of the expedition.
Photo: Atsu empties the snow melter of the tracked vehicles (Photo: Jan-Gunnar Winther)
This contribution is from the log of the Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse team, who are en route from Troll Station to South Pole Station. Much more information can be found here.
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Sunday, 30 December 2007 19:27
Norway-US Antarctic Traverse: We have left Dronning Maud LandWritten by US-Norway Traverse
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