Thursday, January 10, 2008
Chinese Expedition Near Top of Highest Icecap
The highest icecap in Antarctica is simply called Dome A. Dome A has an elevation of 4,093 meters. A Chinese expedition is set to reach the top of it soon with it being within 100 kilometers of the top yesterday. The conditions for their trek are not all that pleasant even though it is summer down in Antarctica. They have had to deal with minus 30 degree Celsius temperature and wind making it feel even colder. This team is in search of a suitable place for a third Chinese research base while also carrying out an exploration mission. This info summarized from article here.