Bye bye sastrugis ?
Published on 19.11.2011 - Antarctic Ice Expedition
Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour have been successfully evacuated from their campsite by ALCI logistics.
At 3.30 pm TU on 17 November, Dixie called his HQ in Belgium to inform his followers that the tandem had just been successfully airlifted from the campsite they had built few days ago. Thanks to ACLI logistics and thanks above all to Chuck, the Blaster pilot who could complete quite delicate maneuvers (read the details of the pick up here).
What next ?
They have to retunr to the ice, that's for sure. When ? Nobody knows yet because Novolazarevskaia base together with ACLI quarters prepare themselves for a three/fourdays quite fierce storm coming towards their location (same news was dispatched by the Basque team).
One certainty remains though : " ... However, as swiftly as we would want it", Dixie wrote today, "there will first be a few logistical hurdles to jump. Our transportation back out to the high plateau must be puzzled into the existing ALCI logistics program, and this is a complex work in progress which is being done with safe consideration. On top of this, as of tomorrow, everything will pretty much shut down here as a fierce storm is coming our way, predicted to lasting until Tuesday morning. Sam and I are more than ready to go, but we must surrender, a theme that comes up again and again. ... "