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14-12-2000 :

Like a Swiss Clockwork


On Antarctic Expeditions there is one thing you can be sure of:

The Argos transmitters go like a Swiss clockwork. Experienced Antarctic travellers have never heard of the orange boxes - the size of a small lunch-box - ever breaking down. So long as the battery is charged they send date, time, position, temperature and 16 prearranged codes, so that the travellers can send the surrounding world the essential news.
For five days Kristian and Gregers have been unable to get the supplementary SMS messages through by the means of their Magellan GSC 100, so the details of their situation are scarce, accordingly exclusively based on their brief signals from the Argos transmitters, which are turned on in the evening and turned off the next morning.

This night's signals tell briefly that yesterday the going was "heavy" and the weather "fine", and that after a day's march of ab. 21,5 km they had reached the position 84.144S, hereby covering a total of 460,5 km since the start on Nov. the 19th.

As the crow flies there are ab. 1111 km from the starting point at Hercules inlet, leaving a further 650,5 km to walk before the reach the South Pole. Including divers "turns" on the route they will reach a total of 1200 km before reaching the Pole.

Kristian and Gregers are at the moment in a very stable period, mistakably comparable to the aforesaid clockwork, for during the latest 11 days the have walked constantly between 21,5 and 24,6 km a day. This stability promises well for the rest of the tour, corresponding to an additional 26-28 day's walk.


Til forsiden

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12-02-2001

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20-01-2001

THE WORLD'S LEAST HOSPITABLE PLACE?

17-01-2001

NEW PHOTOS FROM THE SOUTH POLE ON THE WEBSITE

17-01-2001

ASKING FOR FINE WEATHER IN THREE LOCATIONS

13-01-2001

DANISH SOUTH POLE EXP. HAS REACHED THEIR GOAL

12-01-2001

ANTARCTIC WEATHER CONDUCTING THE FINAL

11-01-2001

A GOOD DAY WITH 31 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW ZERO

07-01-2001

SUPREME DANISH ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ANTARCTICA

03-01-2001

CRITICAL LOSS OF DOWN JACKET AND EQUIPMENT

31-12-2000

FORCED TO A DETOUR ROUND AREA WITH DEEP CREVASSES

31-12-2000

CELEBRATING NEW YEAR'S DAY BY RESTING

27-12-2000

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS ABOVE THE 86TH LATITUDE

23-12-2000

CURRY CHICKEN AND BISCUIT CAKE FOR CHRISTMAS

20-12-2000

A LITTLE DEJECTION, MINOR INJURIES AND SOUR SOCKS

18-12-2000

NO MAIL FOR EIGHT DAYS

14-12-2000

LIKE A SWISS CLOCKWORK