[meteorite-list] Fwd: TravelQuest SOUTH POLE & METEORITES - January 2005
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Aug 6 18:48:54 2004
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(meteorobs) Fwd: TravelQuest SOUTH POLE & METEORITES -
Lewis J. Gramer lgramer at upstream.net
Thu Aug 5 16:51:26 EDT 2004
No endorsement, express or implied - and I have no
affiliations with these folks, or with Dr. Reynolds. I
just received this unsolicited email in my Inbox, and
thought other 'meteorobs' readers might be
interested in such a trip...
Ah, summer in Antarctica - decadent! :)
From: TravelQuest International
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 3:02 PM
Subject: TravelQuest -
SOUTH POLE & METEORITES - January 2005
TravelQuest International and meteorite expert, Dr.
Mike Reynolds invite you to join us on a rare travel
experience, as we journey to the geographic
SOUTH POLE and visit a METEORITE SOURCING REGION,
JANUARY 2-10, 2005.
Boarding our chartered transport jet from the southern
tip of Chile, we will fly deep into the heart of
Antarctica, the most remote and remarkable
destination on Earth.
As we fly over Drake Passage and enter the Antarctic
Circle, we will see below us icebergs and the vast ice
shelves of this amazing continent. Our flight will
also take us past the spectacular Ellsworth Mountains
and Antarctica¹s highest peak, Vinson Massif, before
arriving at Patriot Hills base camp, approx 825
nautical miles inside the Antarctic Circle.
Established in 1987, Patriot Hills is the only private
camp in Antarctica,
and will serve as our home base for the duration of
At the South Pole, we will visit the ceremonial and
geographic pole, as well as tour inside the dome at
Amundsen-Scott Station ‹ with time to take photos
to document our achievement.
PATUXENT METEORITE RANGE
To complete this historic expedition, our return
journey will include a stop at the Patuxent Range, a
good resource for meteorite recovery and
investigations. Well over 20,000 meteorites have been
recovered off Antarctica, including whole specimens
and fragments. Most of these meteorites are found in
regions of blue ice, free of snow at mountain bases.
It is believed that these meteorites fall all over
Antarctica (as all over the world), then are moved as
drifts move, being stopped at mountain bases with the
wind removing the snow and exposing the meteorites.
SPACE ON THIS EXPEDITION IS LIMITED TO JUST 6 MEMBERS.
Be a part of history. Contact TravelQuest to make your
Journeys for Inquisitive Minds
305 Double D Drive, Prescott, Arizona 86303 USA
tel: +928.445.7754 / fax: +928.445.8771
Toll free within the USA and Canada 800.830.1998
Received on Fri 06 Aug 2004 06:48:52 PM PDT