12 Jan 2008
3251 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum temperatures: - 26 to - 36 °C
We received a very pleasant visit of an international VIP-group this morning. This group is supported by Antarctic Logistics Expedition and led by a Swedish explorer. They landed at our traverse with a Twin Otter on their way to the Pole of Inaccessibility. The group consisted of VIP persons from Australia, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Russia, Scotland and Sweden.
Later this afternoon the transmission transfer-case on Sembla broke. Since we have no spare parts Sembla will be placed on a sledge and riding like this for the rest of our expedition. Tomorrow, we will reconfigure the sledges, complete our last science stop and then drive around-the-clock for the coming days.
Photo: Some of the VIP visitors at our camp (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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Visit of VIP groupWritten by US-Norway Traverse
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