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    Default Cat in a cravase...

    Some days can be worse than others..


    http://www.southpolestation.com/triv...VEsor0bM7aWZOw

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    They should at least put steel "I" beams across and hold it there, who knows with all this global warming going on it could be pulled out or floated until things looked promising. KoO where are you?????????????? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That tractor had the D353 D9 engine in it.

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    Maybe they could have put outriggers on it prior to starting out. We are 15 degrees here so my thoughts are on some island in warm waters.

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    Default Thank you.

    Hi, 3512B
    Thank you for sharing that. I guess that this happened before the Greenland boys came down with their crevasse detection equipment.

    Just my 0.02.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

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    Default Linda o poor linda...

    Yup according to a friend if mine that loaded the sled with the explosive the old girl is fish food...
    The guard flew the explosives down to Willy feild but would not fly it to the site hence the hasty traverse and 5he loss of the cat
    Accourding to legend after the two guys realized the weren’t dead just yet one truned to the other and said “is this where super m@n shows up and s@ves our ass?”

    BUT there is another traverse cat that may come to life...
    Stand by..

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    So the craves opened up and Linda slid down into the water?? Bob

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    Default Opened up?

    Hi, restore49.
    As I understand it, a Tucker Sno-cat had already passed over that area which was basically a snow bridge over the crevasse. The bridge was strong enough to support the weight of the Sno-cat but collapsed under the weight of the LGP D8 which was maybe 4 times heavier. In fact, the Sno-cat passing over it may also have weakened the snow bridge somewhat.

    Again as I understand it, the expedition in Greenland devised a way of detecting crevasses BEFORE anybody fell into them and that technology was also sent to Antarctica.

    Just my 0.02.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deas Plant. View Post
    Hi, restore49.
    As I understand it, a Tucker Sno-cat had already passed over that area which was basically a snow bridge over the crevasse. The bridge was strong enough to support the weight of the Sno-cat but collapsed under the weight of the LGP D8 which was maybe 4 times heavier. In fact, the Sno-cat passing over it may also have weakened the snow bridge somewhat.

    Again as I understand it, the expedition in Greenland devised a way of detecting crevasses BEFORE anybody fell into them and that technology was also sent to Antarctica.

    Just my 0.02.
    Deas,

    My research showed the Greenland crevasse detecting equipment was brought down there about 1956 along with the guy who developed it. He actually was called by radio up in Greenland and found himself talking to the Chief of Naval Operations if I remember right. And he was only a sergeant! Needless to say, he agreed to go down the Antarctica!

    And another tidbit about this accident was that Linda took Mary Ann's blade down with her per "Scotty."

    JanM

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    I think that ice is part of a glacier so it's headed to the ocean, so if that tractor hasn't fallen out the bottom of the ice yet, it will eventually.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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