Report no 6
Written December 5, 2007
We are on our way now with four tracked vehicles and five sledges. Our departure became delayed by a few extra days due to practical problems of various kinds. We started our traverse on December 4 and are now heading towards the Swedish station Svea. Some load adjustments will be carried out during the next few days to level the speed of the tracked vehicles. The plan is to drive to Svea and make some fuel arrangements and then go up Kibergdalen to the Polar plateau. Our science plan is unchanged but sample density and sample timing have by necessity been adjusted to the present situation.
Today we took a firn core close to the nunatak Fossilryggen and we also took snow samples for different projects. The weather has been good this far though we have some drifting snow tonight.
By Per Holmlund and Tomas Karlberg
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Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition: On their wayWritten by Sweden/Japan Traverse
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