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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 2004-05: VUWAE 49



Muckluks were commonly used by K049 members often with "Sorel felt' liners. These were the warmest boots available but at times were cold and also froze with blowing snow and limited drying conditions. A "drillers boot" was also trailed with a protected toe and is bulky for the foot size. This boot was colder than the mukluks, regularly required toe warmers in temperatures above −20°C and became very stiff when cold and was difficult to put on even though the boot is a "large fit". This boot would be better in a larger field camp with better drying and warming conditions.