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Arctic background / Antarctic Expeditions
« on: November 03, 2018, 12:44:16 AM »
A Dutch couple are about (Nov 28th 2018) to embark on a trip to the South Pole in a 3D printed vehicle powered entirely by solar panels. It is not clear why they did not try a shake down cruise in a more hospitable environment such as the Sahara Desert...

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Arctic background / 2018 north pole expeditions
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:02:55 PM »
Trekking to the north pole? Required equipment in this era of depleting sea ice is a dry suit for crossing the inevitable and unavoidable open water  along the way. This British trio is to attempt a winter expedition. They plan to freeze a re-purposed life boat into the ice pack in the northern Beaufort sea, let it drift north to the vicinity of the Pole and ski the rest of the way.
I suppose they will freeze in north of the Beaufort gyre.
Details in this story are rather sparse, but perhaps more will emerge.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/north-pole-expedition-training-yellowknife-1.4532587
 

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