Monday, December 5, 2011

South Pole Traverse

The South Pole Traverse (SPOT) came in over the weekend. They drive large tractors up from McMurdo to the South Pole Station taking about 30 days to get here. They pull their own sleeping and eating accommodations and a large supply of fuel for the station. (South Pole requires vast amounts of fuel for heating, vehicles, and electricity. Most of it is delivered at staggering expense by air, by the New York Air National Guard LC-130s that also bring the passengers and the cargo to Pole. The traverse is a much more economical way of delivering the fuel.)

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