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Todd Dills

South Pole ice roads redux

| January 11, 2010

Sled offloadingIn my post from last week about the “Pole Dancing” blog following a South African national Antarctic research expedition and its peculiar freight-hauling methods, I mentioned the website of Caterpillar equipment distributor Barloworld Equipment, where the modified Antarctic Cat Challenger’s freight-transport abilities are chronicled. After the post went live, Barloworld media relations manager Alastair Currie was kind enough to forward some additional images from the expedition, and I thought I’d share the one included here, of the sled being offloaded from the expedition’s ship to the ice. Now that’s extreme intermodal! strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.