Geoff Sims @ UNSW
Home South Pole Diaries 2012/13 24th January, 2013


Thursday, 24th January, 2013

A worrying day (John)

The news that a Twin Otter that left Pole last night en route to the Italian base of Terra Nova Bay has gone missing has cast a pall over the station today. We can only hope that the crew (who were the only people on board) are safe on the ground and will be rescued soon.

Meanwhile, the team at Ridge A (Craig, Daniel and Abe, and of course the mountain guide, Ben) have been making excellent progress but have experienced a few (mainly firmware-related) setbacks. With any luck they will be done by tomorrow morning, and our Twin Otter can fly in to Ridge A and bring them home.

It is a stressful time for all of us.


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