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the support mission

In December 2012 a 12-person team of scientists, engineers and camp managers will make the long journey from the UK to live and work for approximately eight weeks in this extreme environment. It’s a complex business to transport tonnes of highly specialised equipment to the site.

Travelling to the end of the Earth is no easy feat. Add 60 tonnes of equipment and an additional 55 tonnes of fuel supplies, and the operation takes on a whole a new dimension.

 

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Designing and building a field camp capable of supporting the drilling project, and all the logistical operations that support it, requires careful planning and meticulous delivery.

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The journey south doesn’t end when the team and the equipment arrive at Union Glacier in Antarctica. In fact, it will only just have started.

 

 

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journey south

going deep field

setting up camp

the journey south
going deep field
setting up camp
the journey south
going deep field
setting up camp