Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Antarctic crew build ice helipad to help rescuers | Mail Online

Antarctic crew build ice helipad to help rescuers | Mail Online:
They went in search evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year.

The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them...