Antarctica: 2008 - 2009 Season


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July 17th 2009
Published: July 17th 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

Another season on the ice - Antarctica. This year I got to visit a few more places. I spent 1/2 day dive tending, I am sure glad that I am not SCUBA diving in Antarctica. No full face head gear is used. I also was awarded with a trip to the South Pole (sleigh ride). My feelings is that the flight there and back, seeing the sights along the way was more rewarding than actually setting foot at t... Read Full Entry



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Is there gold at the end of the rainbow or only C-130's.
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The start of Karl's snowmobile trip on the lower part of Mt. Erebus, (A room with a view).
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Karl with Mt. Erebus in the background.
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karl on his return trip from A room with a View.
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Mt. Erebus with a saucer cloud around its peak.
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Karl in the cargo bay of a C-130 on a day trip to the South Pole.
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Rivers of Glacier Ice on the way to the South Pole.
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Thes Antarctica mountains have never been skied.
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See all the cracks in the Glacier river.
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On the way to the South Pole we flew below the mountain tops.
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This glacier is miles across. One can see how it moves by the gravel from the mountains on its surface.
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A black and white photo of the a glacier river of ice.
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Karl with a self photo at the South Pole polar pole and reflecting globe.
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Karl at the Geographic South Pole.
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This photo was taken by Karl from the cockpit of a C-130 returning from the South Pole. See Mt. Erebus in the background, and the small dot in the lower left ice edge is the Royal Sweedish Ice Breaker the Olden.
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Karl, Keri, Flip and Rooster. Cargo building heroes.
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Flip in the driver's seat of a Delta Cargo Vehicle.
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Delta Cargo Vehicle working its way thru the transition fomr the ice road and land.
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These pot holes are caused by warm weather and seawater working its way up thru cracks in the ice road.
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The best way is directly thru the pot holes instead of trying to drive around them.



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