Image of Kevin with the enlarged headgear that he was forced to put-on after the first round of Ice Cube experiments that were performed on him, courtesy of Dr. Lance Ranger (originally mistakenly pictured in this pot).
Ice Cube telescope holes are drilled with the aid of hot water almost 2 km deep. (Click to enlarge)
The Incubator (or "photomultiplier" as the scientists call it.) These glass balls are deployed into the ice attached to each other by strings of electrical wire and optic fiber. A couple of days later, it all refreeze - with further action hidden from world's eyes. Images courtesy of the University of Wisconsin.
"I'm very aware that by going public with this diosclosure I am risking the lives of not just myself & Lance but also those of our expedition team mates, our families & possibly a lot more people."
"So what is really going on down there?"
"It was also odd that Tim insisted on 'escorting' (his choice of word, not mine) Armand to the Station."
"Stefan wanted to stay a few more days!! ....but after a while we managed to get him on the plane..."
"Do you think we're idiots & can't see the reality of what's going on? Well you can shove it where ever, because we just wanted out of there." All images live over Contact 4.0 courtesy of Kevin Dempsey.
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(ThePoles.com) Earlier this season, Irish Kevin Dempsey skied the last degree with an ALE team to the SP as a follow up to last years trip during which he had to withdraw after a dramatic accident with a Jagged Globe team on Vinson. After being trapped for days on the headwall, Kevin thought he'd seen it all. Not so. Radio station got weird phone callsKevin's South Pole story might sound incredible to some, but it should be noted that while ExplorersWeb has previously covered the Amanda telescope; our recent request for a...