Latest News from Antarctica
Written by: Atli Pálsson Date: December 28th 2015 Location: ALCI airbase Novo, S 70.49 E 11.38 Good morning and merry Christmas! We are finally back in Novo! We left FD83 on the 23rd of December and arrived in Novo in morning of December 26th. The journey took only 63 hours which is much shorter than […]
Written by: Atli Pálsson Date: December 17th 2015 Location: FD83, S 83.23 E 20.28 Hello Hello! Today a month has passed since we left Novo and this expedition of ours will soon come to an end. The last tourist flight to the South Pole came and left the day before yesterday so now it is […]
Written by: Atli Pálsson Date: December 9th 2015 Location: FD83, S 83.23 E 20.28 Hello! Just a short letter this time. The weather the last few days has made it impossible to fly, the visibility has been too bad, either here or at the South Pole. But today it looks better and for the next […]
Arctic Trucks Extreme Logistic Solutions
Whether you are a scientist, polar explorer, an adventurist, or like most of us that have the urge to live something very special that few or none have done before, Arctic Trucks offers specialized solutions to make the impossible – possible.
Arctic Trucks has developed highly specialized 6×6 vehicles that have increased load capacity, while retaining great reliability and unsurpassed fuel economy in these extreme conditions.
The Arctic Trucks team has a leading experience of negotiating the Antarctica plateau, having covered over 223.000 km with its trucks, during various expeditions.
“A critical component essential to the success of the expedition was
the part played by the energetic band of Icelanders. They were clearly comfortable with the Antarctic conditions and they seemed to have a limitless reservoir of energy. No task was ever too big or too small for them and every job was tackled with boundless enthusiasm. It seemed there was nothing that they could not fix. At minus forty conditions you would find them busying themselves with preventative maintenance. Emergency repairs were done with impressive innovation and deceptive ease.”
“The training in Iceland with Arctic Trucks was excellent in preparing our expedition to Antarctica. Experience and professionalism of AT people is on high level and the coordination of training was smooth and flexible. The glaciers with fast changing weather and various snow conditions gave us many challenges and a great experience in using the cars.”
“Arctic Trucks vehicles got me out to my fieldwork site safely with ease. Whilst installing automatic weather stations they provided shelter from the harsh Antarctic conditions, allowing delicate wiring to be done in the warmth. The automatic weather station Arctic Trucks installed on their truck has given a fantastic high resolution data set of meterology conditions from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole.
Arctic Trucks mechanics are second to none, always helpful and come up with ingenious ways of fixing things and making them work in unforgiving weather conditions of Antarctica.”
“Weather and perfect snow allow fast forward, sometimes more than 50 km per hour in some parts up to 70 km per hour. Undoubtedly, the transportation with these vehicles is revolutionizing the polar logistics!”
“Arctic Trucks provided my expedition with really vital talents and knowledge. Information I’d gathered all over the World in years of research, I found again within their one company. And that made all the difference to my sponsors. Arctic Trucks gave them the confidence to believe in this project. And it was their practical knowledge of circumstances and machines that made the expedition to the South Pole by tractor (on tires!) a reality. Forever grateful to have been able to give my feel good uplifting story, a truly happy ending! We did it!”
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