Dixie and Sam are still at their final camp waiting for a
Since Friday night, we have been trying to get all of the pieces
of the logistics puzzle to fit together in order to commence with
the pickup. We have needed an airplane with rested pilots,
good weather at Dixie & Sam's location, good weather at NOVO
Station, and good weather at Progress Station.
Earlier today, a Basler aircraft arrived at Progress Station
from NOVO. It's sole mandate: to pickup Dixie and Sam.
This airplane will not return to NOVO without them. So
the logistics equation has simplified greatly.
We are also happy to hear that our pilot for this mission is
once again ... Chuck! Chuck was the talented pilot who
completed the first pickup back in November when Dixie and Sam
decided on a re-start. It is a nice harmonious twist to have
him make the final pickup from the ice.
Word for the day: patience.
Word for the expedition: safety.
Once the pickup is complete and we can report a safe
arrival at Progress Station, we will let you know.
- posted by Julie Brown, Polar Circles