Saturday, November 23, 2013

J-1 to Antarctica

The plane to Novo Russian airbase in Antarctica is schedule tomorrow morning at 9:00 SAST (local time in South Africa, UTC/GMT+2h). The team will arrive at 13:00 local time, and a first flight to Princess Elisabeth will leave at 14:00. A second is programmed on Saturday in order to bring rest of the people and/or cargo.

The last two days were used for training, team building and preparation of the mission. Today, the team hiked from the Water Front in Cape town to the Lion's Head. This peak is a 670 m altitude mountain between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The top is mainly composed by sandstone at the top and granite at the base which are older Precambrian rocks. Lion’s Head is mainly known for the spectacular views over the city.

PS: latest update: the team has arrived in Antarctica. Reinhard, Lionel and Alexander are at PEA. Christophe and Nicolas stayed behind at Novo and are awaiting a flight to PEA somewhere tomorrow.

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