The Glacial Road

January 17, 2010  |   Antarctic Peninsula Project, Blog   |   admin  |   0 Comment

Some notes on Antarctic etiquette: Every building in every compound has inner and outer doors, with a small vestibule in between.  One is asked to remove one's outdoor footwear before entering a building, a necessary procedure to avoid messing the floors.  The same rule holds in the Arctic.  Boots are stored in the vestibule.  The Russians, being smart as well as ...

Bellingshausen

January 16, 2010  |   Antarctic Peninsula Project, Blog   |   admin  |   0 Comment

The interior of a C-130 Hercules transport looks like a well-lit section of a subway tunnel to which, on the outside, wings have been attached.  Luggage and boxes of supplies were piled up and tied down aft.  The main area of the flight cabin was divided in half lengthwise.  Twenty-four people were seated in each half, 12 passengers facing 12 ...

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