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Since the early polar explorers, conducting Antarctic research was a huge logistical challenge. For our three week expedition we have the survival gear, 500kg of scientific equipment, 200kg of food, 3 skidoos, 1 sledge, and 600l of fuel. These sum up to about 3 tons of cargo which is transported by four individual Twin Otter flights from Scott Base to our field site at the Darwin Glacier. A group effort of many people and Scott Base is needed to make this work, but cooperation of the weather is essential ! Currently strong winds prevent our gear from arriving and confine us to our camp site. Fingers crossed for tomorrow…

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