Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

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



Nov. 18 Freeman flies to Scott Base; field trial including toboggan trip to Cape Barne to investigate mirabilite deposit.
Nov. 19 Return to Scott Base.
Nov. 20 Field preparation.
Nov. 21-22 Awaiting helo.
Nov. 23 Freeman, Keys to Pearse Valley by helo, laying food and fuel dump at Lake Fryxell. Work up south side of valley.
Nov. 24 - 27 Work Pearse Valley.
Nov. 28 Transfer to Lake Bonney by helo. Work up to Taylor Glacier and Taylor Red Deposit.
Nov. 29 - 30 Work valley sides from Lake Bonney.
Dec. 1-3 Move to Marble Point on foot, via camps at Lake Fryxell and New Harbour.
Dec. 4 Transfer to Upper Wright Valley by helo, laying food and fuel dumps at Vanda Station and Don Juan Pond.
Dec. 5-10 Work Upper Wright glacier area.
Dec. 11 Work to Don Juan Pond on foot. Work Don Juan Pond.
Dec. 12 Work to Vanda Station on foot.
Dec. 13 Prevented from working by unusually heavy snowfall.
Dec. 14 Transfer to Lower Wright Valley near Meserve Glacier by helo. Work down Asgard range side of valley after being dropped off by helo.
Dec. 15 - 16 Work Lower Wright Valley.
Dec. 17 Work to Vanda Station on foot. Waiting for snow to clear.
Dec. 18 - 19 Waiting for snow to clear. 1800 hrs. 19th. Work up slopes of Mt. Odin setting up salt collection buckets.page 28
Dec. 20 Return to Scott Base by helo.
Dec. 21 Freeman. Keys to Cape Bird.
Dec. 25 Awaiting helo.
Dec. 26 Return to Scott Base.
Dec. 27 Sealing salts in capillary tubes and packing samples.
Dec. 28 Freeman returns to New Zealand.