86.80033 deg S, 54.45187 deg E
3151 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum temperatures: - 25 to - 35 °C
Today we experienced a break-down of the transmission transfer-case on Chinook. This means that Chinook shares the same destiny as Sembla and is not operative anymore. Functional spare parts are unfortunately not available. Thus, we are not able to pull all our equipment to the South Pole without receiving support. Currently, we are exploring the possibilities to receive support from the United States Antarctic Program (USAP).
Photo: Sastrugis – Nature’s beautiful creation (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 at http://traverse.npolar.no.
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Tuesday, 15 January 2008 02:33
Chinook stopsWritten by US-Norway Traverse
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