Part 1 Ice nomads
Imagine travelling 10 hours a day for two weeks, at a top speed of 10 kilometres per hour, across the featureless, white Antarctic icecap.
This will be the reality for a team of expeditioners involved in the first mission of the Australian Antarctic Division’s new ‘tractor traverse’.
The traverse will deliver a ‘mobile inland station’ – fuel, food, scientific equipment and infrastructure – to a remote ice core drilling site, 1200 kilometres inland from Casey research station.
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