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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Arctic update


Our intrepid Arctic explorers have finally been re-supplied, which one would imagine must raise the spirits of the expeditioners. Let's check in on one of their latest posts:

When you're lost in the Wild, and you're scared as a child,
And Death looks you bang in the eye,
And you're sore as a boil, it's according to Hoyle
To cock your revolver and . . . die.
Only two months and 920 kilometres to go.

UPDATE: The latest report: "Team cover an impressive 6.5km on a perfect Arctic day. Clear skies, -34C, aquamarine pressure ridges and smooth ice-pans. Happy days....."

By my calculations, the "impressive 6.5 km on a perfect Arctic day" is about half of what is required for them to make the distance.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, but as you go up north the longitudes are converging to zero, so 6.5 Km is a lot longer up there then lets say in Melbourne.

Bert

Minicapt said...

920km to go?
CFS Alert is about 800km from the Pole.

Cheers

Margo's Maid said...

Maybe they are changing the end-point, minicapt, but it says different at the bottom of this page: http://www.catlinarcticsurvey.com/routemap

Minicapt said...

Interesting route, because it covers one of the sub operating areas of the Arctic; their ice-measuring can be compared to the sub data.

Of minor interest perhaps, the supply runs are by: http://www.borekair.com/ possibly out of Eureka (described as "The Garden Spot of the Arctic"): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka,_Nunavut

Cheers