We had to put fins on the square packages so they would orient themselves while flying and wouldn't spin freely under the helo. The one on the right is a collapsed rak tent that we dismantled and "christmas packaged" to fly. All of the bundles had have payloads less than 2000lbs, and the one on the right (a cargo net with boxes of scientific equipment) just barely made it under.
Granite Harbor field camp December 9th 2007 I was chosen as one of the four carpenters to go out to Granite Harbor to pull out the field camp that had been established there for ANDRILL (www.andrill.org). Granite Harbor (~100 miles north along the mainland coastline) that had been established for the ANDRILL team to do test drilling (of sea ice and sediment cores) for a few weeks after which we were called ... read more
Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou... ... read more