Analog Studies

Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 4 November 2017: Traverse Preparations

By Keith Cowing
Dale Andersen
November 4, 2017
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Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 4 November 2017: Traverse Preparations
Current location
Dale Andersen / inReach

Dale Andersen sent this message via Garmin inRreach on 4 November 2017 at 8:44 am EDT from: Lat -70.774999 Lon 11.837554

“We are almost ready for the traverse to Lake Untersee but today and tomorrow we will have high winds and blowing snow with white-out conditions so we will remain here in the warmth and safety of the huts located at Novolazarevskaya. Hopefully the weather will break on Monday and we can begin the 6 to 8 hour traverse inland to the mountains. For now, we will take time to go through some of our gear. Cheers, Dale”

NOTE: Dale’s current location can be seen here https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=15aa7ad6-8c40-4749-96b2-ae20c2958e8a&adr (note the view options in upper left hand corner – pick “aerial”

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