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Chris Capehart
post Jun 26 2006, 05:14 PM
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In your journal you described the surroundings as being all white and blue for as far as you could see. Was this disorienting and if so, how did you compensate?

I really liked the journal and am thankful that there are teachers like yourself who can share these experiences.
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Kevin_McMahon
post Jun 28 2006, 01:43 PM
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Hi Chris. Thanks for your note. The white and blue colors were not totally disorienting. We had a couple of things that helped us from getting lost when we were away from camp. First, even though there are no roads, our snowmobiles and/or our footsteps left tracks in the snow. We made it a point to always travel in a single file on the snowmobiles so that we could retrace our tracks back to camp. We also had a GPS unit that would point us in the right direction to get back to camp.

The only time that it got a little disorienting was when a thick fog rolled in. When that happened, you lost sight of the horizon and you couldn't see too far in front of you. Thankfully, these fogs only came late in the evening so we were already back at camp and didn't have too far to walk to get to our tents.

Below are some of my favorite pictures of the blue and white on the ice sheet.

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25 kilometers away from camp

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Cirrus Clouds Over Summit Camp. View from the Big House looking towards our satellite camp.

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The Big House surrounded by fog

Thanks for following our expedition. Kevin
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