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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Snowed in

The group behind the Catlin Ice Survey have now admitted that they have moved the goalposts from:

"Their goal: reach[ing] the Geographic North Pole by late May or early June. Along the way they will take approximately 12 million measurements of the thickness of the Arctic ice using a specially designed compact radar kit."
to the more modest:
"The purpose of the Catlin Arctic Survey is for the Ice Team of Pen Hadow, Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels to gather data that will help scientists to assess how the ice is melting across the region where the expedition is drilling."

The admission comes after the plucky but not overly bright explorers were ambushed by a snowstorm, and have been stuck at a re-supply point waiting for clouds to clear. Travelling at 6.6 kms per day, the group have another 535 kms to travel.

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