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Old 05-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #16
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Please, keep this coming. Would Love to be up there with you. Beautiful at nite!!! God is Wonderful!!!
He is in Antarctica, not the Artic

Fantastic photos.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #17
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Fantastic photos sharing what few get to experience..... thanks again.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #18
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Ok then a little more!!

So it seams like most are happy to see a little more of the frozen continent.
So why am I down here? I work for the AAD which means the Australian Antarctic Division and we are down here to support science. My roll is to maintain the power house that keeps the station powered with light and heat.
Is what makes it possible to live down here in temperatures as low as -60.

Im going to share the journey south to Antarctica on the icebreaker Aurora Australis. Its our resupply ship that travels down to each station once per year.
I left from Hobart Australia late last year.

Click on the picture to watch a time laps of the trip south.

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #19
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Great video!



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Old 05-15-2013, 05:11 AM   #20
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Great stuff! Keep it coming.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:51 AM   #21
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Excellent video. What's the beam of ligh just past the 3 minute mark?

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #22
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Excellent video. What's the beam of ligh just past the 3 minute mark?

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That is one of the spot lights at 4am in the morning looking for icebergs. We were heading into a storm so were facing into the bad weather and just trying to spot the bergs as they moved towards us. You could see the bigger ones on the radar but the smaller ones are a little harder to spot. Its really cool as we as expeditioners are able to help out on the beck. I was doing port watch 4 hours on 4 hours off and getting the time ticked off in a log book. The first week was not so good as I was very sea sick in the big 10 meter seas and required 2 injections from being so sick!!!!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #23
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #24
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those are some incredible night time photos!

thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #25
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You are having an Adventure (and getting paid for it!) and getting to ride in a place that has defined adventurers for over a hundred years..... You don't need to justify this thread

Now you need to smuggle a Tenere down there and ride it to the South Pole .... Strictly for scientific research
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #26
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #27
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Blizzard conditions

Well Ill be heading out again on Saturday for the night this time just for fun. The plan is to try get up through Ellis Narrows. Last week when we tried to get up there the high tide had cut the sea ice away and had made it thin around the edges. The reason it is like this is its a thin gap between land and as the tid rises and falls it forces it way through the gap. Looks rather cool though.
Ill try get some pictures of the frozen lake up near the plateau.
As the days are getting shorter now, we are down to 5 hours of light a day the weather has started to get worse. Strong winds and heavier snow dumps.
I was walking up to the workshop and took a small video of the experience.
I thought id share this with you also.

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #28
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That's awesome. Any special prep work to make the quads useable in those temps? Can you let them cool off if you stop or do you need to let them run?
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:10 PM   #29
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Awesome. I would have guessed that there would be one building or they would connect them so you don't have to go out in the environment.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #30
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That's awesome. Any special prep work to make the quads useable in those temps? Can you let them cool off if you stop or do you need to let them run?
We have just upgraded to Honda 420cc quads from the old carb 350cc which were a lot easier to start in the cold!!. The new 420's are EFI and course a little trouble in the really cold conditions. Once it gets below -25c nothing really likes to start! We have added andeson plugs so we can jump start them from a new 12v battery in the field or off another quad as batteries hate the cold!!!! The other thing the ECM and all it's sensors have a hissy fit in the cold!! The air sensor are only calibrated to -20c so we sometimes have to blow warm air down the intake so they will star. We also make the spark plug gap smaller.
We keep them running while out in the field, though at night when staying in a field hut we shut them down and hope like hell we can get them started in the morning!! On these field trips there is always a mechanic that tags along. So I get out a bit!!
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