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Eric McNair-Landry: “It was odd to encounter; such an icon in such a vast and empty land, for one it felt like stepping back in time, or to a paralleled universe.” In the image, Eric and Sebastian at the POI with Lenin’s bust.
courtesy Sebastian Copeland
2011-12 Antarctica ski routes.
courtesy ExplorersWeb.com

ExWeb interview Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry (part 2/2): An odd encounter in a paralleled universe

Posted: Mar 08, 2012 08:06 am EST

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(Correne Coetzer) Opening a new route across the South Pole of Inaccessibility and the Geographic South Pole, while meeting Lenin along the way was surreal, says the team. For Eric it had special connotations as he followed in his dad’s footsteps. Sebastian explains the bust of Lenin is alleged to be facing Moscow, but to him it seems Lenin is facing a different direction than on a 1958 photo. “Perhaps, out of boredom, has he slowly rotated his gaze over the years!” he contemplated.Eric and Sebastian tell more about...

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