NCAOR expedition Antarctica 2010
The first expedition of this season was for the Indian National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR). They started off November 10th 2010. Four Arctic Trucks vehicles drove from ALCI airbase to the South Pole. All the vehicles were AT44, three of them were from 2008 but one of them was built for this expeditions, also a AT44 but with number of upgrades that Arctic Trucks made for the NCAOR.
The primary object of this project was to make number of scientific research and the secondary object was to identify a location, in the vicinity of South Pole, for a fuel drop, gather the fuel drums and make the area tidy. From Arctic Trucks there were highly experienced drivers/mechanics Freyr Jonsson and Eyjolfur Teitsson. The third person, Gísli Karel Elísson, joined them at the fuel drop and continued from there. One person from the ALCI airbase took part, and 8 people from the Indian scientific station MATRI.
This project was very challenging since this was the first track of the season and they experienced temperatures well below -50 celcius.
November 10th - December 5th 2010
Novo - South Pole - Novo - 4600 km back and forth
|Participants||Freyr Jónsson, Eyjólfur Teitsson and Gísli Karel Elísson from Arctic Trucks. |
Andrey Myller from ALCI airbase.
Rasik Ravindra, Ajay Dhar, M. Javed Beg, Thamban Meloth, Pradip Malhotra, Ashit Swain, Krishnamoorty, Surat Singh from the Indian scientific station MATRI.