Geoff Sims @ UNSW
Home South Pole Diaries 2012/13 27th January, 2013


Sunday, 27th January, 2013

Memorial service (Geoff)

This morning, we received the tragic news that the wreckage of the missing Twin Otter had been found, and that there were no survivors. A small service was held to honour the two pilots and one engineer who lost their lives. The ceremony was held at the Geographic South Pole, where the Canadian flag was raised (in place of the American flag that typically resides there) and will remain for 24 hours.

The US firefighters conducted the service.

Our pilots pay their respects.

The Geographic South Pole, Canadian style... RIP.

In other news, we finished packing up our cargo and are scheduled to begin our journey home tomorrow.

-- Geoff


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