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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1972-73: VUWAE 17



Dec 5-11 Field preparations.
Dec 12 Kyle and NZARP party to Campbell Glacier by US Navy C-130 Hercules.
Dec 13 Tent day.
Dec 14 Travel day.
Dec 15 Travel day. Half geological day.
Dec 16 Geological day.
Dec 17 Travel day. Half geological day.
Dec 18 Tent day.
Dec 19 Travel day.
Dec 20 Return to Scott Base by C-130 Hercules.
Dec 21-23 Field preparations.
Dec 24 Kyle + NZARP party to summit of Mt. Erebus by helo.
Dec 25-26 Tent days.
Dee 27 Geological day.
Dec 28 Keys arrives - transfer from Salts Project (VUWAE 17B).
Dec 29-30 Preparation for crater winching operation.
Dec 31 Tent day.
Jan 1 Tent day, evacuation of field leader Harold Lowe.
Jan 2 Winch operation into crater.
Jan 3 Recovery of equipment - crater rim.
Jan 4-5 Geological days.
Jan 6 Return to Scott Base.
Jan 7 Packing Scott Base.
Jan 8 Keys returns to N.Z.