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I know it's the title, but really...there is no such thing as a risky mission to save people from the south pole, ever.
Barrels of gasoline were burning along the makeshift runway the South Pole station workers had prepared. They'd reached the bottom of Earth.
originally posted by: tinner07
a reply to: Vector99
Sure there is warmer in the fuel tank, but what if it fails? we're not talking a flight across the city, we're talking about a flight half across the largest continent on earth. A frozen deserted wasteland. No helicopter is going to make that trip.
Theres 2 planes heading down there. 1 for backup and search/rescue in case something goes wrong. The military opted out as there planes can't withstand the cold
This is an extremely dangerous mission. Just recently 90° S registered a temp of -113°F. While not the coldest temp ever recorded there it is in the top ten of all-time lows recorded there.