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Norway US Antarctic Traverse: Finally at the Pole of InaccessibilityWritten by US-Norway Traverse
3730 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum temperatures: -31 to -39 °C
In the morning we reached the Pole of Inaccessibility, a milestone of our traverse. We are at the last long science stop, at the highest point of the route and have passed two third of the total distance.
It is the least accessible point on the continent. But for us it also represents an important milestone being the third long science stop en route. We arrived at noon after a long night of driving and we have thus mostly been resting up today.
Our camp is situated 4 km from the old Soviet station with its famous statue of Lenin (see separate information at the news section of the homepage). Tomorrow, we will start installing an automatic weather station, drilling of the third 90 meter ice core, doing radar profiling and snow pit studies. In addition, reorganization of sledges will take place before we head onwards in 4-5 days from now.
Photo: Lenin overseeing the polar plateau (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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Comment Link Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00 posted by Lucia Simion
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