86.80033 deg S, 54.45187 deg E
3151 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum Temperatures: - 27 °C to - 36 °C
We continued packing, washing and gradually things came in order. We worked more on our joint presentation that will be held at South Pole tomorrow. Also, flight operations started and John and Jan-Gunnar were busy organizing with ALCI and Troll Station. Late in the day, the Basler that is going to fly us to the Pole was reported on its way and expected to land around 3 a.m. local time tomorrow, i.e. New Zealand time. Half of the group continues directly to the South Pole while the rest will be in Camp Winter for another day or so. The Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, as the first Norwegian Prime Minister in Antarctica, landed safely at Troll with the Norwegian Air Force’s C-130 around 7 a.m. GMT.
It has been a long journey and it will be good to complete it. However, it is with mixed feelings we are leaving behind the breathtaking wonders of Antarctica. We had a fantastic time on the ice. We leave with good memories, new friends and … will be back!
Photo: John is getting the last things ready for winter (Photo: Jan-Gunnar Winther).
What is IPY
Sunday, 20 January 2008 19:08
Last day in the camp for half of the groupWritten by US-Norway Traverse
- Add to Delicious
- Digg this
- Add to Reddit
- Add to StumbleUpon
- Add to Facebook
- Add to MySpace
- Add to Technorati
Calendar of Events
Friends of IPY
Wed, 24 Nov 2010Missatge 2: Desenterrant dinousaures
Wed, 24 Nov 2010Crushing Blow
Tue, 23 Nov 2010TAULA DE JOVES POETES
Tue, 23 Nov 2010"Carme Riera, el subjecte de...
Tue, 23 Nov 2010VII Premi Joan Oró a...