Letter from Atli – December 28th 2015
Good morning and merry Christmas!
We are finally back in Novo! We left FD83 on the 23rd of December and arrived in Novo in morning of December 26th. The journey took only 63 hours which is much shorter than we expected. For example, the journey from Novo to FD83 a month ago took twice as much time. We got a great weather almost all the way and the conditions were excellent.
December 28, 2015
Letter from Atli – December 17th 2015
Today a month has passed since we left Novo and this expedition of ours will soon come to an end. The last tourist flight to the South Pole came and left the day before yesterday so now it is getting quiet here at the runway. We have been working on a project that we call “FD83 ecological program” where we arrange the empty oil barrels in a tidy order while we wait for them to be picked up.
December 17, 2015
Letter from Atli – December 9th 2015
Just a short letter this time. The weather the last few days has made it impossible to fly, the visibility has been too bad, either here or at the South Pole. But today it looks better and for the next few hours’ planes will come in every few hours. Fortunately, we have been able to rest for the last few days because the runway at FD83 will be open all night. Our assignment in this operation is to make sure the runway is ready, smooth and well-marked
December 9, 2015
Letter from Atli – December 4th 2015
The last few has been quite busy. On the 27th of November we got a delivery from the sky, to be precise we got 200 barrels of oil that were dropped in parachutes out of a Iluyshin 76 cargo plane that passed over us. The also sent us a kind of a snow plough which we plan to use to smoothen the runway.
December 4, 2015
Letter from Atli – November 26th 2015
We have had some problems getting letters from Atli from Antarctica. Now we have received a few letters from him and we will publish here, even though they are few weeks old.
The first airplane landed at our runway yesterday without problems. This was a so-called Basler, which is basically a DC3 but with new motors and updated navigation equipment. It still looks as original as possible! Those planes are highly suitable for those tasks since it is easy to equip them with skis and they can land wherever the snow is reasonably even, which is not hard to find around here.
November 26, 2015
Newsflash from Atli
Newsflash from Atli Written: November 25th, 2015 Location: FD83, S 83.23 E 20.28 Hello! There is not much happening here at the runway at the end of the world at the moment. The weather has disrupted all plans this season. The storm that we experienced for the first 10 days changed all plans and […]
November 25, 2015
Some thoughts from Atli the Antarctica high plateau
Some thoughts from Atli Pálsson, stationed in Antarctica Written: November 23rd 2015 Location: FD83, S 83.23 E 20.28 Dear readers. The expedition I am participating in for Arctic Trucks and The Antarctic Company has reached its destination at 83 degrees South on the high plateau of Antarctica. I and Bragi left Iceland for Cape Town […]
November 22, 2015
News from Bragi, situated in Novo
News from Bragi, situated in Novo Written: November 22nd 2015 The first days in Novo the weather was terrible, 41 meters pr. second and it snowed heavily. It was difficult to get any work done in this weather and we mostly stayed at Oasis during the storm. For the last three days the weather has […]
November 22, 2015
The Arctic Trucks Antarctica team season 2015
This season three Arctic Trucks employees are working in Antarctica. Atli Pálsson arrived at Antarctica in the beginning of November and he will be working there until the middle of January. Most of the time he will be staying at 83 degrees, on the Antarctica plateau, working for The Antarctic Company, preparing a runway on […]
November 20, 2015
2015 – 2016 Season
The Antarctica Season has started! This is the 8th year in a row that part of the Arctic Trucks team goes south to participate in expeditions or other projects in this harsh and unforgiving continent. Two of our guys are already there, Bragi Geirdal Guðfinnsson and Atli Pálsson. Bragi is now working in our workshop […]
November 20, 2015